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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%)
Alternative Resit Assessment
30 minute Oral Test for any student that fails the course overall.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Summarise how different metabolic pathways within the body integrate and adapt to starvation and to exercise.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Appraise the influence of different dietary factors on human development and the effect of an unbalanced diet including malnutrition.|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Evaluate the evidence for the role of diet in the development and prevention of disease, especially noncommunicable diseases and determine the effects played by factors such as food processing.|