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RN5503: CLINICAL NUTRITION FOR DISEASE PREVENTION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 20 Jan 2023 16:02


Course Overview

Chronic diseases account for 70% of annual deaths in the world and present a great burden for the society. Emerging clinical evidence suggests that improving diet and nutrition can substantially reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

This course addresses the link between diet and the risk of developing chronic diseases. Furthermore, this course provides scientific evidence as to how nutrition may be used as a tool to prevent chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. It also highlights the importance of scientific research on developing public health policy frameworks, which encompass a range of educational and regulatory measures aiming to contribute to chronic disease prevention.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Antonio Gonzalez Sanchez

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

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

This course aims to enable students to develop the fundamental understanding and application of evidence based health at an individual- and population-level. You will develop skills in identifying and evaluating scientific evidence relevant to understanding the role of food and nutrients in health and disease. You will be taught the skills required to assess, interpret and evaluate the evidence base for the role of food and nutrition in preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. This course will examine how the disease process alters metabolism and leads to changes in nutrient requirements and specific nutritional deficiencies in acute and chronic illness, for example obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease. This course also aims to help future nutrition practitioners and researchers develop the skills and insights necessary to advocate for better health through diet and nutrition, and introduce the public and social policies that support better nutritional and health outcomes.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 41

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseIntegrate theories and application of methods of nutrition education and promotion to improve health.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the legal context and practice of nutrition, including guidelines, policies, and protocols in relation to nutrition.

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply their knowledge of research tools used in clinical nutrition research to evaluate the inter-relationship between clinical nutrition and public health nutrition.

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 42

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the importance of nutrition in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease.
ProceduralAnalyseIntegrate theories and application of methods of nutrition education and promotion to improve health.
ProceduralApplyApply their knowledge of research tools used in clinical nutrition research to evaluate the inter-relationship between clinical nutrition and public health nutrition.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the legal context and practice of nutrition, including guidelines, policies, and protocols in relation to nutrition.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the importance of nutrition in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease.
ProceduralApplyApply their knowledge of research tools used in clinical nutrition research to evaluate the inter-relationship between clinical nutrition and public health nutrition.
ProceduralAnalyseIntegrate theories and application of methods of nutrition education and promotion to improve health.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the legal context and practice of nutrition, including guidelines, policies, and protocols in relation to nutrition.

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