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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 Janice Drew

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 practicals on molecular biology theory and methods, molecular nutrition, molecular analysis of human samples, model systems to study molecular nutrition, genomics, proteomics and nutrition research, human genome and polymorphisms, genes and disease, ethical considerations.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

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

Contact Teaching Time

173 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


2 two-hour written examinations (70%), continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment




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