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PU5015: FOUNDATIONS OF NUTRITION (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Course Aims:

The course aims to enable you to develop a broad knowledge, understanding, and application of the scientific basis of human nutrition.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Summarise the underlying physiology related to human nutrition.
  2. Explain the key concepts of nutrient and energy metabolism.
  3. Distinguish between the metabolism of different macronutrients.
  4. Outline the role of micronutrients and non-nutritive dietary components in human nutrition.
  5. Assess the interactions between nutrients as part of a whole diet.
  6. Prepare, process, interpret, and present topics in human nutrition using formal presentation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Vanessa Rungapamestry

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc Human Nutrition (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MT5022 Foundation for Nutrition (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Teaching and learning for this course will involve a combination of lectures, self-directed study, assignments, and tutorials. You will receive approximately 50 hours of face-to-face lectures, which will provide you with a theoretical background for each topic.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 8
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 9 - 10, 13, 16
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 11 - 12, 15
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8, 16

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandSummarise the underlying physiology related to human nutrition.
ConceptualAnalyseExplain key concepts of nutrient and energy metabolism.
ProceduralAnalyseDistinguish between the metabolism of different macronutrients.
ProceduralAnalyseOutline the role of micronutrients and non-nutritive dietary components in human nutrition.
ReflectionEvaluateAssess the interactions between nutrients.
ReflectionEvaluateCommunicate a review of topics in human nutrition using formal presentation.
ReflectionEvaluateCommunicate a review of topics in human nutrition using formal presentation.

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