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PU5020: NUTRITION AND HEALTH (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

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 to 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 literature and to design research study protocols. A combination of lectures, laboratory classes and group presentations will help consolidate your understanding of the impact food and nutrients on health.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alan Sneddon

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Human Nutrition (Studied) or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • MT5301 Nutrition and Health (Studied)
  • MT5302 Nutrition and Health (Studied)
  • PU5301 Nutrition and Health (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Human Nutrition
  • Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1 two-hour written examination (60%); 2 continous assessment assignment, one 2500 word essay (20%), one practical report (20%) and one formative oral presentation assignment.

Formative Assessment




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