|Course:||Nutrition and Physical Activity|
Biologia da Actividade Física
Cristina Paula Fidalgo de Negreiros Monteiro Bento
1. To identify the biological functions of macronutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and other regulatory nutrients.
Feeding and nutrition. Perspective of the different nutritional status in the world. Socio-cultural restrictions of human feeding. Guidelines for healthy feeding. Characterization of food groups. Nutrition and energy: quantification of energy value of food and total energy expenditure. Nutritional functions of macronutrients. Characterization and physiological action of regulatory nutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and water. Quantification of nutritional value of food. Physiological processes of nutrition - digestion. Regulation of energy balance and body composition. Methods for assessing nutritional status. Specific nutritional requirements throughout lifespan. Characterization of main eating disorders. Macro and micro-nutrients specific needs of athletes: energy sources; protein needs; water and electrolyte regulation; strategies for intervention. Suplementation and ergogenic aids.
In the lectures contents are transmitted by using the expositive teaching method with the support of slides. In the lecture-practical classes we privilege the adoption of a work group task methodology for the resolution of problems concerning subjects presented both in lecture and lecture-practical classes. The student opts for final or continuous assessment model. The continuous assessment model is based on performing a written frequency on the contents of both the lectures and lecture-practical classes (70%) and, in groups, completing in the classroom 6 worksheets and elaborating, presenting and discussing a bibliographic research with a theme that is changed annually (30%). To be approved, the student needs to obtain a minimum of 9.5 values in each component. The final assessment is obtained through a written test, including the lectures and lecture-practical matters. The student is approved provided he gets a minimum of 10 values.
Almeida, M.D.V. e Afonso, C.I.P.N. (1997). Princípios básicos de alimentação e nutrição. Universidade Aberta, Lisboa.
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