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SR3511: NUTRITION, HEALTH AND DISEASE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 19 Oct 2022 14:40


Course Overview

  • This course covers a range of scientific nutrition topics including constituents of food, assessment of dietary/nutritional status, energy balance, and nutrition for exercise and sport;
  • Current nutritional recommendations and policies are explored by world experts, including researchers from the prestigious Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health;
  • You will be able to apply specialist knowledge of how exercise training and dietary intake influence human adaptation and optimise exercise performance and/or health;
  • You will gain in depth and focussed knowledge through core nutrition and exercise science practicals which enhance employment skills, improving problem solving, experimental design and data interpretation skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr M. E. Scholz
  • Professor Alison Jenkinson

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the scientific basis of nutrition and nutrient intakes and will provide an understanding of the role of nutrition for health and exercise. The effect of exercise on nutritional requirements and the effects of diet on exercise performance will be examined. Moreover the effects of exercise on energy balance and body composition, nutritional demands of high level training as well as the roles of diet and exercise in a healthy lifestyle will be studied. The relevance of dietary recommendations for athletes and the use of dietary supplements and other ergogenic aids will be reviewed.


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

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 29, 31
  • 4 Lectures during University week26
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 27 - 30, 32 - 35
  • 2 Lectures during University week31
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 27, 29 - 32
  • 2 Practicals during University week28
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 33 - 34
  • 1 Workshop during University week35

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

Summative Assessments

Two Lab Reports (8% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 16
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Practical reports will be marked with written comments.

Learning Outcomes
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Case Study

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 8
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Paper Analysis Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 6
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Essay questions will be marked with written comments
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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