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PU5037: ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL HEALTH (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Sylvia Stephen

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

  • Any Postgraduate 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

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

30% assignment: exam questions, 70% assignment: oral examination through video submission.

Resit: 30 minute oral examination via videoconferncing / skype.

Formative Assessment

MCQs after each unit.

Feedback

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

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