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Online Course

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and UGC via Swayam

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Overview

The online course on Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is a 4 credit course of 15 weeks duration. This online course deals with health promoting nutritional factors and bioactive constituents, their potential health implications and mechanisms of action. This course is a part of the approved curriculum and is being taught in Indian Universities for one semester in Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and Applied Nutrition. After studying this online course, the student shall be able to describe what are functional foods and nutraceuticals, classify the functional foods, discuss the potential health implications and mechanism of functional foods and discuss the applications of functional foods in the industry. The pre-requisites of this course is, the student must be enrolled for Masters degree in Food Science and Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics or Applied Nutrition from Indian Universities. The course shall cover five units viz., ‘Introduction to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals ,Probiotics, Prebiotics, Other Food Components with Potential Health Benefits and Non Nutrient Effect of Specific Nutrients’. These five units shall be covered in 40 modules and every week two to three modules shall be taught. The final evaluation and credit award of the student shall be based on formative assessments and assignments of 30 marks and summative assessment through online exams of 70 marks.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1Introduction to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals :Definition, History and ClassificationPerceived Effects of Functional Foods
Week 2Introduction to Probiotics,Prebiotics and SynbioticsProbiotics: Taxonomy and Important Features of Probiotic MicroorganismsHealth Effects of Probiotic Microorganisms
Week 3Probiotics in Various FoodsQuality Assurance of Probiotics and Safety
Week 4Prebiotics: Non Digestible Carbohydrates/ Oligosaccharides,Prebiotics: Dietary Fiber
Week 5Prebiotics: Resistant StarchPrebiotics: Gums
Week 6Polyphenols: Flavonoids, Catechins, Isoflavones, Tannins
Week 7Phytoestrogens, Phytosterols, Glucosinolates
Week 8Pigments: Carotenoids, Lycopene, Curcumin
Week 9Organosulphur CompoundsIntroduction to Anti-nutritional Factors, Phytates
Week 10Enzymes, Protease inhibitors, Amylase inhibitors
Week 11Saponins, Haemagglutinins,An introduction to Active Biodynamic Principles in Spices, Condiments and Plant extracts
Week 12Active Biodynamic Principles in Spices, Condiments and Plant extracts: Resveratrol, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Cinnamaldehyde, Crocin, Lutoline
Week 13Active Bio-dynamic Principles in Spices, Condiments and Plant extracts: Capsaicin, Piperine, Gingerol, Eugenol, Rosmarinic acid, Apigenine, Thymoquinone
Week 14Active Biodynamic Principles in Spices, Condiments and Plant extracts: Fenugreek and DiosgeninNon Nutrient Effect of Specific Nutrients: Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Omega 3 Fatty acids

Taught by

Dr. Rekha Sharma

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nice course , i came to know some facts about foods , as i am studying foods and nutrition , i already know about some foods and nutrients within them and also the functional foods . since i had an assignment on nutraceuticals , i came to see this interesting course and i also recommended to my dear friends . so thanks to the course holders to preach this wonderful and exciting course for all students around world.
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This course is very informative.Easily understood.videos with tabulations /presentation are excellent.The course is helpful for the persons related to health care and advisors and ultimately useful for the mass.
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Study materials are needed to be more precisely done.

Too much of things to be memorized, add some more logical things to be learnt.
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