Nutritional Biochemistry - (15 credits)

This module is designed to provide greater insight and understanding of the biochemistry of digestion, absorption, and post-absorptive metabolism and assimilation of key nutrients in animals. In this module, the biochemistry of nutrient utilisation and the integration of metabolic processes will be explored in the context of important physiological and/or productive processes such as growth, pregnancy, lactation and egg production. The biochemical basis and implications of nutrient deficiencies, toxicities and common nutrition-related metabolic disorders will also be considered.