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RN5507: NUTRITION AND HEALTH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 15:30


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 to e.g. starvation, exercise, and the role of diet in the development of diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease. In addition, it will also provide insight into the effects of malnutrition and food processing on health. A combination of lectures, and a laboratory class will help consolidate your understanding of the impact food and nutrients on health.

Course Details

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

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

  • One of MSc Human Nutrition or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • RN5004 Nutrition and Health (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

By the end of the course you should have an understanding of the following:

  1. The relationship between diet, human development and health
  2. The integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways in response to starvation and exercise
  3. The relationship between diet and disease (particularly cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) and the effects of food processing and malnutrition

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 34, 37 - 38

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

Lab report (25%)
1000 word Essay (25%)
Class Test (50%)

 

Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21

30 min oral test for any student that fails the course overall.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding of the integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways in response to starvation and exercise.
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding of the relationship between diet, human development and health.
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate understanding of the relationship between diet and disease (particularly cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) and the effects of food processing and malnutrition.

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