|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce the scientific foundations to build a sound understanding of nutrition in the maintenance of normal function of mammals. To inform students about the concepts of nutrient requirements. To compare the structure and function of the digestive tract from different species focussing on adaptations to suit specific dietary regimes. To discuss the digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients and energy, using macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) as examples. To relate nutrient function nutrient requirements to normal health and development.
1. Overview of roles of the digestive tract
2. Cell biology of gastriontestinal epithelium
3. Digestion and absorption
4. Comparitive aspects of gut physiology
NUTRIENT SUPPLY AND UTILIZATION
1. Energy values of foods and nutrients; calorimetry
2. Proteins and amino acids
4. Minerals and trace elements
Assessment of nutritional requirements
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||Delivery of core material in lecture format|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:30||3:30||Two hour examination and 2 x 45 minute on-line assessments|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||0:15||5:30||Preparation for two in-course on-line tests (covering lectures 1-11 and 12-22, respectively)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||0:30||11:00||Revision for Semester 1 examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||22||1:00||22:00||Directed reading; use of specific materials provided to extend knowledge|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||22||0:45||16:30||Lecture follow-up, check on, and supplement lecture notes|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||19:30||19:30||Independent study; student research and reading of module topics beyond the taught material|
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 independent study, using on-line resources provided to accompany lecture material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||80||Four questions from a choice of six.|
|Computer assessment||1||M||20||Two, 45 minute, computer assessments each worth 10% in weeks 6 and 11.|
The exam tests the ability of students to display their knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutriton. Essay and short answer questions test the ability of students to write succint and coherent answers. Where relevant, questions test the ability of students to solve appropriate simple numerical problems. The short answer/ multiple choice questions in the in-course computer tests assess recall of knowledge and encourages student learning during the module.
Study abroad students may request a take-away exam paper to be returned via NESS.
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