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This course will give you a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of the methods used to assess nutritional status, including body composition, dietary intake and energy expenditure assessment. It includes a ‘hands-on’ experience of using a a dietary assessment technique used routinely by nutritionists. The assignments for this course are designed to help you develop the skills you will employ in daily life as a nutritionist these include presenting and conducting a nutritional assessment of a client and being determining the best methods for nutritional assessment.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course will give you a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of the methods used to assess nutritional status, dietary intake and the nutritional composition of food. Theory will be put into practice through a practical workshop to give you ‘hands-on’ experience of using assessment techniques using equipment routinely employed by nutritionists. The assignments for this course are designed to help you develop the skills you will employ in daily life as a nutritionist these include presenting conducting a nutritional assessment of a client. Through the discussions and assignments you will also develop your skills in critically appraising dietary, nutrition and health research methods, in order to understand the limitations of the scientific basis of nutritional knowledge. By the completion of the course you will be able to integrate knowledge and understanding from a variety of sources to identify or propose solutions resulting in improvement of human health, through dietary or physical activity change.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
30% assignment: exam questions, 70% assignment: oral examination through video submission.
Resit: 30 minute oral examination via videoconferncing / skype.
MCQs after each unit.
Feedback on all assessments will be provided with 14 days of submission for all assignments and in many cases will be instantaneous. Feedback will come in various forms. For more extensive pieces feedback will take the form of either written or audio recorded feedback and will always provide information on areas that the students needs to focus on to improve their understanding.