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SX3012: AN APPETITE FOR FOOD AND HEALTH (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:36


Course Overview

Food in general and nutrition in particular has become a hot topic in recent years and has been a subject for countless articles, books and TV programmes. Food is no longer perceived only as a source of energy. Throughout the centuries people have developed a special relationship with food, through culture, customs, belief and politics. This course will highlight the physiological, societal, geographical, historical and cultural impacts of food and diet in our society.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nigel Hoggard

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Any Undergraduate 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

Food and nutrition are fundamentally important and have become one of key topics in recent years in media and popular culture. Food is no longer perceived only as a source of energy. Throughout the centuries people have developed a special relationship with food, though culture, customs, belief and politics. This course will highlight the physiological, societal, geographical, historical and cultural impacts of food and diet in our society.

Further Information & Notes

Available to students in Year 3 & 4 only.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

46 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Multiple choice exam at the end of the course under exam conditions in a computer lab (45%), essay question (1500 words) (40%), tutorial (15%).
Resit: Resubmission of failed continuous assessment work (100%).

Formative Assessment

Sessions will be organised to provide examples of good practice for the poster, podcast and quiz sessions. Question raised during these sessions by the students will be addressed. Examples of the quiz questions with answers will be presented.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided in sufficient time to be able to be used by students to improve their work. Sessions will be organised to provide examples of good practice for the poster, podcast and quiz sessions. Feedback will be given following the poster presentations on how to improve future posters. Individual comments on the abstracts with a scoring sheet will be given to the students following the submission deadline. The answers to the quiz and accompanying marks will be given to the individual students following the submission deadlines. Feedback on the group podcast will be provided along with a scoring sheet.

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