Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Students studying on the PGDip/MSc Nutritional Sciences, Clinical Nutrition, Advanced Dietetic Practice, Sports and Exercise Medicine or Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine programmes. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Summary of Content: This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key concepts in the field of Nutrition, including requirements for macronutrients (e.g. proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals).
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||8 hours|
|Computing||2 weeks||1 per week||1 hour 30 mins|
|Computing||1 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
|Lecture||3 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
|Lecture||1 weeks||1 per week||2 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||60||2 hour Exam|
|Coursework 1||30||1500-2000 word essay|
|Inclass Exam 1 (Practical)||10||Online test: Vitamins & minerals - one hour|
|Inclass Exam 2 (Practical)||0||Formative Online test: Energy and Energetics - one hour (formative)|
Dr J Brameld
Education Aims: 1) To provide a comprehensive introduction to nutritional science, including ethical issues. 2) To emphasise the scientific, evidence based approach to nutrition. 3) To illustrate the quantitative nature of nutritional science. 4) To develop scientific writing skills, including literature searching, essay structuring, referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Explain the role of essential and non-essential nutrients in the diet, including both macro- and micro-nutrients. 2. Explain the factors that regulate energy intake and expenditure. 3. Apply numerical skills to nutritional problems. 4. Critique information from a range of sources on a specialist topic of current research in nutrition. 5. Report on the specialist topic using appropriate academic formats.
Offering School: Biosciences
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