Micronutrient malnutrition 765

Module code VVW 765
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Introduction to malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Selected micronutrients (i.e. vitamin A, Fe, iodine, Zn): Their role as micronutrients and their significance in health, deficiency disorders and prevention thereof. Conceptual framework for understanding micronutrient deficiencies. Nutritional epidemiology. Micronutrients in nutritional support of individuals with HIV/aids.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 discussion class per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Food Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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