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A34635 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc/PGDip Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine students

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Full Year Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The sports nutrition module is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of basic nutrition concepts and equip them with the skills for designing optimal personalised nutrition plans for athletes. Students will learn about macronutrients and micronutrients, energy metabolism, hydration, and nutrition before, during and after exercise. The diverse requirements of different sports disciplines and events will be covered. In addition, the module will highlight key issues in sports nutrition such as the Female Triad, weight goals and ergogenic aids. Critical evaluation skills will be practised to emphasise the importance of evidence-based nutrition. Practical skills in dietary assessment and nutrient analysis will be taught, and students will apply these skills and knowledge in a written, assessed Case Study.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 13 weeks1 per week0 hours 30 mins
Lecture 15 weeks2 per week2 hours
Tutorial 13 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
4 x 2 -hour case studies;
Online dietary assessment workbook 1 x 2-hour revision/feedback session;
80 hours directed private study/group work

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Case study submission - 2,000 words 

Convenor: 
Dr K Edwards

Education Aims:  The overall aim of the module is to give a practical grounding in sport and exercise nutrition, to equip students with the knowledge and skills to advise the public (including different groups of athletes) on nutrition for sports and exercise. This requires the students to be able to understand key nutritional concepts and metabolism, develop a critical awareness of evidence, and apply this knowledge to the assessment, monitoring and planning of diets.

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding:

  • To understand the different tools for dietary assessment and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • To develop a critical awareness of the evidence and apply this knowledge to the assessment monitoring and planning of diets

    Skills:

    Offering School:  Medicine


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