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PU5537: CLINICAL NUTRITION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Clinical nutrition is the study of diet in relation to the development and treatment of human disease. This specialism course provides an up-to-date and detailed knowledge on the role of nutrition in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of disease in humans, with particular emphasis on disease prevention. The course covers key topics surrounding nutrition and disease, and how clinical nutrition links with public health and molecular nutrition. The course also provides an overview of research tools widely used in clinical nutrition research, and a training on evidence-based analysis of nutrition case studies.

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 Viren Ranawana

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide an up-to-date and detailed knowledge on the role of nutrition in the aetiology, prevention and management of disease in humans.

Intended Learning Outcomes of the course

By completing this course successfully students will be able to:

  1. Understand metabolic links between diet and disease
  2. Critique the role of nutrition in disease
  3. Understand how to adopt an evidence-based approach to the nutritional management of disease
  4. Comment on the role of nutrition in metabolically compromised individuals
  5. Summarise research tools widely used in clinical nutrition research.

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

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25, 27, 30 - 31
  • 1 Lecture during University week26
  • 6 Lectures during University week28
  • 7 Lectures during University week29
  • 1 Practical during University week25
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 27, 29 - 30
  • 2 Workshops during University week26
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 28 - 29

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

Clinical nutrition portfolio (45%) and class test (55%)

Formative Assessment

Laboratory practical record


Feedback is provided for all coursework (summative and formative)

Course Learning Outcomes


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