Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 16:00
The aim of this programme is to develop a rigorous scientific approach to understanding of diabetes and metabolic complications associated with poor nutrition, obesity, lifestyle and ageing. This will be achieved through a series of lectures, small class tutorials, case study sessions with clinicians from the NHS Grampian, nutritionists and research scientist from the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. Later on in the session, this can also be achieved by conducting an independent and original research project, working alongside experienced laboratory researchers. This will equip you with the full range of academic, critical thinking, research and investigatory skills necessary for laboratory research and/or PhD study.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will consist of taught lectures, debate and discussion sessions, critical paper and data analysis, clinical case studies and medical statistics. By completing this programme you will be able to critically evaluate current concepts in diabetes and metabolic complications research field; exhibit a deep understanding of how nutrition, diet, health, ageing and endocrine disruptors interact at a molecular and whole body level; gain an appreciation of the clinical situation presented to the consultants in the NHS; form a debate around the effects of different dietary constituents and how these contribute to health and disease; and finally design and conduct a research study that would answer an important question in current diabetes therapy design.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online MCQ test (35%)
3000 word Essay (35%)
Oral presentation (15%)
Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21:
Resit of any failed element
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||A critical awareness of current issues in diabetes research and diabetes treatment|
|Factual||Understand||Constructing an understanding of normal and abnormal metabolism|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Analyse methods of technologies, practices and materials associated with diabetes research|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Evaluate principal theories and concepts in one or more specialisms within diabetes field|