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RN5003: FOUNDATIONS OF NUTRITION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Tutorials during University weeks 9 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

20% Online Class Test 1 (Short answer/MCQ)

30% Short Oral Presentation

50% Online Class Test 2 (Short answer/MCQ)

Alternative Resit Assessment

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

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