MFAT 301 – Advanced topics in nutrition

Course lecturer :

Prof. Dr / Essam Ghoneim

Course assistant :

administrator/ Nehad Khalid

Course objectives :

a.The course is designed to introduce/illustrate the importance of phytochemicals which came from natural plant food and its effective role on preventive dangerous diseases . b. Describe the importance of antioxidants in controlling free radicals which accumulate as a result of oxidation process . c. Discuss how do phytochemical work , how to get more and the kind of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables . d. Discuss the impact of each phytochemical on health e. to explain the relationship between phytochemicals and functional foods and illustrate is it food or drug ?

Course description :

This course is focuses on the natural pigments found in plant food which called phytochemicals , and how it could affect consequently the nutritional and health status of the person and community. Study the complementary and overlapping mechanisms of action in the body . These protective plant compounds are an emerging area of nutrition and health . So the course will provides the basic phytochemical knowledge about the natural source, classification, and preventive role in the body .

Course assessment :

c1. Mid-term exam 15 % c2. Interactive learning 10 % c3.Final written exam 75 %

Recommended text books :

1-Changing Diets, Changing Minds: how food affects mental well being and behavior by Courtney Van de Weyer -Winter 2005 2-TRANSFORM YOUR HABITS -James Clear -2nd Edition 3-Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures Victor R. Preedy, Ronald R. Watson -2010

Recommended refrences :

1- Food, Physiology and learned behavior- Boaks R.A., D.A. Popplewel land M.J.Burton (1987) J.Wiley. 2- Eating Habits in the Community. El Masri, K (2003). Jordan University 3-Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long. Published October 6th 2009 by HarperBusiness .