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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

With an overall aim of giving students an opportunity to gain a holistic view of the study of Human Nutrition this course will bring together and place their knowledge and training in context. Students will discuss and critically analyse and evaluate current nutrition topics in an informal setting. The course will running throughout their master’s studies.

Adopting an informal student centre format students will direct the nutrition topics considered, using a range of approaches and skills such as critical appraisal of evidence, myth busting debates, journal club, applied nutrition workshops, invited speaker masterclass, industry visits.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Janet Kyle

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

Delivered in one-hour sessions across the academic year and by the end of the course of the students should be able to:

  1. Critically discuss current nutrition topics.
  2. Reflect on and distinguish between “good” and “bad” nutrition science.
  3. Apply good quality assurance to your professional practice
  4. Have a professional appreciation of the current and future challenges in Human Nutrition.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

Debate, oral presentation & online quiz



Course Learning Outcomes


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