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PU5543: NUTRITION AND HEALTH THROUGH THE LIFE STAGES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will provide a detailed knowledge of the relationships between diet, human development, health, and disease. Topics covered include diet and nutrition across the life course, integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways e.g. starvation, exercise, and the role of diet in the development of diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease. During the course you will also develop the skills required to select and critically appraise scientific evidence.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Bill Rees

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim is to cover changing nutritional requirements through the lifecourse. 


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 4 Feedback Weeks 6

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 6 Feedback Weeks 8

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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 10

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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 14

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Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate critical knowledge of the relationship between nutrition in health and disease, human development and consequences of an unbalanced diet
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate detailed knowledge of integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways in response to environmental stimuli including starvation and exercise
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate the scientific basis of the safety and health promoting properties of nutrients and non-nutrient components of food, based on the metabolic effects of nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants,
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate critical knowledge of the nature of common conditions that require dietary manipulation or can affect physical activity, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease
ConceptualApplyDescribe how the nutritional needs change with age, gender, physical activity, lifestyle etc
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the role of religious and cultural beliefs and practices that impact on food, nutrition and health
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of food commodities (staple foods, main sources of key nutrients, novel foods etc) within UK and/or internationally
ConceptualCreateDesign a diet to meet a specification appropriate for a stated situation for an individual or group
ProceduralEvaluateInterpret and present data related to nutritional aspects of development

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