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RN5003: FOUNDATIONS OF NUTRITION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 13:30


Course Overview

Course Aims:

The course aims to enable you to develop a broad knowledge, understanding, and application of the scientific basis of human nutrition.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Summarise the underlying physiology related to human nutrition.
  2. Explain the key concepts of nutrient and energy metabolism.
  3. Distinguish between the metabolism of different macronutrients.
  4. Outline the role of micronutrients and non-nutritive dietary components in human nutrition.
  5. Assess the interactions between nutrients as part of a whole diet.
  6. Prepare, process, interpret, and present topics in human nutrition using formal presentation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Fiona Campbell

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Teaching and learning for this course will involve a combination of lectures, self-directed study, assignments, and tutorials. You will receive approximately 50 hours of face-to-face lectures, which will provide you with a theoretical background for each topic.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 10, 12 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

20% Class Test 1

20% Class Test 2

40% Class Test 3

20% Short Oral Presentation

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

30 minute oral exam examining all ILOs. Two examiners would be present.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandSummarise the underlying physiology related to human nutrition.
FactualUnderstandExplain the key concepts of nutrient and energy metabolism.
FactualUnderstandDistinguish between the metabolism of different macronutrients.
FactualUnderstandOutline the role of micronutrients and non-nutritive dietary components in human nutrition.
FactualUnderstandAssess the interactions between nutrients as part of a whole diet.
ConceptualAnalysePrepare, process, interpret, and present topics in human nutrition using formal presentation.

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