After studying this course, you should be able to:
Understand certain minerals are required in the body and that some minerals form essential structural components of tissues
Understand that sodium, potassium, calcium and chloride ions are important in maintaining the correct composition of cells and of the tissue fluids around them (homeostasis)
Understand that some minerals are essential components of important molecules such as hormones and enzymes
Understand that the correct fluid balance is essential for normal functioning of the body
Understand that tapwater, and not just mineral water, contains minerals.