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This course will give you a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of the methods used to assess nutritional status, including dietary intake, assessment of body composition and energy expenditure applied in the context of energy balance. Theory will be put into practice through a series of practical workshop and laboratory sessions to give you ‘hands-on’ experience of using a range of assessment techniques using state-of-the-art equipment routinely employed by nutritional scientists.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The assignments for this course are designed to help you develop the skills you will employ in daily life as a nutritional scientist these include presenting an academic poster, producing a paper and critical evaluation of a case-study research proposal. Lectures and practical classes on nutritional status that covers body composition, dietary assessment and energy expenditure and metabolism, as components of energy balance.
By the end of the course students should have a deep understanding of the following:
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Assignment 1 - Poster on Anthropometric Assessment - 30% mark
Assignment 2 - Research paper for lab report on multi-method dietary analysis - 30% mark
Assignment 3 - Essay on research proposal critical evaluation - 40% mark
Food diary evaluation self-test