ACE3186 : Human Nutrition in Health and Disease
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Lourdes Santos-Merx
- Lecturer: Dr Gladys Chu
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To utilise recent literature to inform a consideration of the relationships between diet and health and to provide rational approaches to the interpretation of this literature. To provide students with an understanding of the part played by diet in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of disease.
Outline Of Syllabus
Lectures will cover nutritional epidemiology, current public health policy and promotion, therapeutic diets, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and nutrition-related diseases. However, as this is a constantly changing field, with new health initiatives and advice and more nutrition-related diseases developing, this module will adapt its content to reflect this in order to stay current and relevant.
B. Seminar in semester 1:
Detailed analysis of one important recent publication as a poster presentations by students.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||Lectures to deliver foundation learning material|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Semester 2 examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||Revision for examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||30||1:00||30:00||Directed additional reading of material identified in lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||30||1:00||30:00||Lecture follow-up, check on, and supplement lecture notes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||4:00||8:00||Poster presentation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||24:00||24:00||Student preparation for poster presentation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Tutorial for poster preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||60:00||60:00||Student reading and research on module topics beyond the course materials|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module uses lectures to deliver key information relevant to the subject and to provide information upon which the students can extend their learning by private study, using on-line resources provided to accompany lecture material. The small group teaching allows broader discussion of relevant scientific publications and gives the students experience in critical evaluation. Students will practise their poster presentation skills in Semester 1, which will be of relevance to the final year project poster presentations in ACE3190 at the end of Semester 2.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||3 compulsory questions from a choice of 10 seen questions|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||30||Poster presentation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam tests the students' abilities to produce clear and concise essays on topics which require integration of information from the lectures and additional reading and in particular to justify the views expressed by reference to appropriate experimental evidence. The poster presentation is the culmination of analysis of a recently published paper and tests the students' abilities to present a scientific piece of work in a precise and timely manner.