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Course Detail

Course Name Health and Lifestyle
Course Code 19HUM234
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to Health
Health is wealth; Role of lifestyle habits on health; Importance of adolescence; Stages, Characteristics and changes during adolescence; Nutritional needs during adolescence why healthy lifestyle is important for adolescence. Eating Habits – eating disorders, skipping breakfast, junk food consumption.

Practicals – Therapeutic Diets

Unit 2

Food and Nutritional Requirements during Adolescence
Fluid intake; nutrition related problems; lifestyle related problems, Role of physical activity; resting pattern and postures, Personal habits – alcoholism, and other tobacco products, electronic addiction etc

Practicals – Ethnic Foods

Unit 3

Need for a Positive Life Style Change
Peer pressure & procrastination, Stress, depression, suicidal tendency, Mini project review and viva, Whole portions revision.

Practical – Cooking without Fire or Wire-healthy Snacks

Textbook / References


  • B. Srilakshmi, “Dietetics”, New age international (P) Ltd, publishers, 2010.
  • “Nutrient requirement and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians”, published by Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR, 2010.


  • K Park “Textbook of preventive and social medicine”, 2010.
  • WHO Report on Adolescent Health: 2010

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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