ACE3184 : Advanced Nutrition in Practice
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Aoife Murphy
- Lecturer: Dr Lourdes Santos-Merx, Dr Saloni Kaur Dang
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide an in-depth and current understanding of the fundemental aspects of human nutrition including the scientific bases for setting nutrient recommendations and dietary guidelines.
Through this module, students will gain a sound understanding of the relationship between nutrient intake and the maintenance of health in humans and an insight into research methods used in human nutrition research.
Outline Of Syllabus
1) Nutritional surveillance (e.g. dietary patterns in different population groups and countries,
changing dietary trends over time)
2) Updated markers of nutritional status
3) Dietary reference values: current methods for determining requirements
4) Role of body composition as a modulator of nutrient metabolism and requirements
5) Current debate and controversies related to the use of nutrients or food components for maintaining health and preventing diseases through epigenetic mechanisms.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||40||1:00||40:00||Staff contact time to include 30 lectures and 10 tutorial sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:15||1:15||Completion of semester 1 examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for the first in-course written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||40||0:30||20:00||Revision for semester 1 examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||24:00||24:00||Preparation for case study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||Directed reading; use of recommended supplementary reading resources to extend knowledge|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Staff contact time to provide consultation to prepare for journal clubs and debate sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||14:45||14:45||preparation for journal clubs and debate sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||40||1:00||40:00||Compilation of lecture notes and follow up teaching materials|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module will use lectures and tutorials to deliver key information relevant to understanding the fundamental aspects of human nutrition including the bases for nutritional recommendations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||75||2||A||50||2 from 3 exam questions|
|Case study||1||M||25||case study as a group report up to 3000 words individual c. 1000 words|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||25||Journals presentation/debate sessions|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Using different types of assessments measures the various aspects of students’ learning and ability to synthesize and apply their knowledge. The use of varied assessment formats including a case study as well as presentations yield a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what students know and are able to do.
The exam tests the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specific aspects of human nutrition and to integrate information from the lectures and additional reading into clear, well argued essays.