by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Nutrition is defined as the mechanical and physiological process by which nutrients are absorbed and assimilated by living organisms for sustenance.

In this course, the student will be introduced to basic concepts of calories and energy expenditure; nutrition in special populations such as pregnant women and the elderly; and malnutrition. For optimal comprehension, students should be familiar with the basics of biomolecules and their metabolic pathways.

Nutritionists are experts in the study of nutrition. They play a crucial role in the healthcare team by providing individualized assessments of caloric needs and required intake, and by providing suggestions on the most appropriate formulations that can supply these needs.

Importance of the field of nutrition for the medical career and in general: A basic understanding of nutrition is helpful in both inpatient and outpatient care and can be used to make sound lifestyle recommendations or ensure the recommended caloric intake in chronically ill individuals who are in the ICU.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 1:29 h
  • Quiz questions 51
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Nutrition

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

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By Leocadia N. on 28. August 2022 for Nutrition

The information is organized, highlights what's important. However, I believe that some of the pathways could have been explained a little more. Overall it's very concise and precise

Highly recommend
By Idalia B. on 22. April 2022 for Nutrition

I find the information useful and presented in a simple manner. The professor is kind and provides the students with logical explanations and tips on how to memorize things.

Nutrition course contains are significant for everyone
By Sumaiya b. on 07. August 2021 for Nutrition

This course are good and helpful every medical student .if anyone are complete nutrition course I think she / he achieved lots of skill about nutrition.

Missing lots of microelements
By Andriy S. on 26. June 2021 for Nutrition

Nice review, but I would expect at least 2 things: 1) Recommended daily amounts 2) Information of absorption 3) Information on minerals 4) Information on macronutrient intake