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RN5502: MOLECULAR NUTRITION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:26


Course Overview

This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the biological and molecular science research methods relevant to understanding the role food and nutrients in health and disease. A combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory classes will help you integrate the practicalities of undertaking nutrition research with the biological processes involving nutrition and its roles in both clinical and public health nutrition. During this course you will be required to contribute to lively discussions of the application of the research methods, study and intervention design.

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 Brendan Gabriel

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

Lectures, seminars and practicals on molecular biology theory and methods, molecular nutrition, molecular analysis of human samples, model systems to study molecular nutrition, genomics, proteomics and nutrition research, human genome and polymorphisms, genes and disease, ethical considerations.


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

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

Summative Assessments

Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Feedback will be synchronously released online.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo discuss relevance of molecular nutrition in health and disease.
ConceptualAnalyseTo discuss nutrigenomics and society/bioethics.
FactualAnalyseTo further develop knowledge of molecular biology and molecular approaches to nutrition.
FactualEvaluateTo describe model systems used in molecular approaches in nutrition research.
FactualUnderstandTo discuss cellular signalling mechanisms at a molecular level.
FactualUnderstandTo define nutrigenomics and discuss application of techniques to nutrigenomics research.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback on all assessments will be provided with 14 days of submission for all assignments and will take the form of either written or face-to-face feedback and discussion in tutorial sessions. Feedback will always provide information on areas that the students needs to focus on to improve their understanding.

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback on all assessments will be provided with 14 days of submission for all assignments and will take the form of either written or face-to-face feedback and discussion in tutorial sessions. Feedback will always provide information on areas that the students needs to focus on to improve their understanding.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseTo further develop knowledge of molecular biology and molecular approaches to nutrition.
ConceptualAnalyseTo discuss nutrigenomics and society/bioethics.
FactualUnderstandTo define nutrigenomics and discuss application of techniques to nutrigenomics research.
FactualUnderstandTo discuss cellular signalling mechanisms at a molecular level.
FactualEvaluateTo describe model systems used in molecular approaches in nutrition research.
ConceptualAnalyseTo discuss relevance of molecular nutrition in health and disease.

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