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First Year B.Sc Nursing Degree Examinations

September 2012
Nutrition and Biochemistry

Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                                                            Maximum Marks: 75
Answer all questions
Write section A and section B in separate answer books. Do not mix up questions from section A and section B.
Q P Code: 104010

Section A - Nutrition
Marks : 5O

Essay        (10)
1. Explain the sources, daily requirement , factors affecting absorption, metabolism, functions and deficiency of calcium. (1+1+1+1+3+3 = 10)

Short notes         (5x5=25)
2. Household methods of food preservation.
3. Nutritional status assessment.
4. Functions and deficiency of vitamin A.
5. Methods of cooking.
6. Factors affecting BMR

Answer Briefly         (5x3=15)
8. Nutrition education to prevent childhood obesity .
9. Source, requirement and functions of folic acid.
10. PEM
11.Functions.of carbohydrate.
Q P Code: 105010
Section B
Essay        (10)
1. Explain the sources, factors affecting absorption and the deficiency manifestations of Iron.

Short notes         (2x5=1O)
2. Oral glucose tolerance test
3. Breakdown of hemoglobin

Define the following        (5x1=5)
4. Lactose intolerance
5. Diabetes mellitus
6. Normal serum values of urea and creatinine
7. Respiratory alkalosis
8. Hartnup's disease

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