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Course Overview

This course will provide a detailed knowledge of the relationships between diet, human development, health, and disease. Topics covered include diet and nutrition across the life course, integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways e.g. starvation, exercise, and the role of diet in the development of diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease. During the course you will also develop the skills required to select and critically appraise scientific evidence. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Bill Rees

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 is to cover changing nutritional requirements through the lifecourse.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Essay (30%), class test (30%), and two reports (25% and 15%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


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 including detailed information about correct answers for quiz responses where students have been unsuccessful in providing the correct answer. 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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