Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:47
Clinical nutrition is the study of diet in relation to the development and treatment of human disease. This specialism course provides an up-to-date and detailed knowledge on the role of nutrition in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of disease in humans, with particular emphasis on disease prevention. The course covers key topics surrounding nutrition and disease, and how clinical nutrition links with public health and molecular nutrition. The course also provides an overview of research tools widely used in clinical nutrition research, and a training on evidence-based analysis of nutrition case studies.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The aim of the course is to provide an up-to-date and detailed knowledge on the role of nutrition in the aetiology, prevention and management of disease in humans.
Intended Learning Outcomes of the course
By completing this course successfully students will be able to:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Clinical Nutrition Portfolio (three parts), 55%
Short essay (800w), 20%
Class test (MCQ), 25%
Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21
Oral examination (30 minutes) assessing the understanding of all learning outcomes of the course
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Apply||Summarise lab-based tools widely used in clinical nutrition research and evaluate their strengths and weakensses.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand how to adopt an evidence-based approach to the nutritional management and prevention of disease.|
|Conceptual||Apply||Understand and critically discuss links between diet and disease.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Comment on the role of nutrition in metabolically compromised individuals.|