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This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the biological and molecular science research methods relevant to understanding the role food and nutrients in health and disease. A combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes will help you integrate the practicalities of undertaking nutrition research with the biological processes involving nutrition and its roles in both clinical and public health nutrition. During this course you will be required to contribute to lively discussions of the application of the research methods, study and intervention design.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Lectures, seminars and practicals on molecular biology theory and methods, molecular nutrition, molecular analysis of human samples, model systems to study molecular nutrition, genomics, proteomics and nutrition research, human genome and polymorphisms, genes and disease, ethical considerations.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Lab practical report (20%), Essay (20%) and Class test (60%)
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback on all assessments will be provided with 14 days of submission for all assignments and will take the form of either written or face-to-face feedback and discussion in tutorial sessions. Feedback will always provide information on areas that the students needs to focus on to improve their understanding.