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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
By the end of the course you should have an understanding of the following:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Demonstrate understanding of the integration and adaptability of different metabolic pathways in response to starvation and exercise.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between diet, human development and health.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between diet and disease (particularly cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) and the effects of food processing and malnutrition.|