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PU5537: CLINICAL NUTRITION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the biological and molecular science research methods relevant to understanding the role food and nutrients in health and disease. A combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, clinical sessions and site visits will help you integrate the practicalities of undertaking nutrition research with the biological processes involving nutrition and its roles in both clinical and public health nutrition. During this course you will be required contribute to lively discussions of the application of the research methods, study and intervention design.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Flora Douglas
  • Dr Janice Drew
  • Dr F Thies

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Lectures, seminars and practical classes on epidemiology and study design, laboratory methods, gene-nutrient interactions, tracer methodology and clinical nutrition.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Human Nutrition

Contact Teaching Time

159 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Essay 2500 words (30%); Exam (70%)

Formative Assessment




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