Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for each chapter have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter.

1. Identify and describe the functions of the liver

  1. in relation to nutrient metabolism – carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  2. immune function (Chapter 13)
  3. drugs, toxins and hormone deactivation
  4. bile secretion
  5. ​storage

2. Understand the principles of metabolism and the major metabolic pathways

3. Discuss the transport, metabolism, storage and function of the major nutrients

4. Describe energy extraction from nutrients, storage and release as necessary

5. Understand how proteins are formed from amino acids