ACE3154 : Plants for Food and Medicinal Use
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Gerry O'Brien
- Lecturer: Dr Lourdes Santos-Merx, Dr Iain Brownlee, Dr Wai Mun Loke
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To consider the nutritional chemistry of food plants and provide a rational basis for understanding how plant structure and composition influences food value and health consequences for the consumer.
To introduce the concept of bioactive components of plants that may have impacts on human health.
Outline Of Syllabus
Chemical taxonomy of plants
Plant structural and storage compounds, plant secondary metabolites and their impact on human health
The benefits and risks of plant-based diets
Plant crop production and the food chain
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Preparation of oral presentaion|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||11:00||11:00||Revision for Semester 2 examination and written exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||7:00||7:00||Preparation of executive summary of presentation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||Student presentations and discussion|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||20:00||20:00||Collection and collation of information for oral presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||18:00||18:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||19:00||19:00||Reading beyond material presented at lectures|
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 group oral presentations during small group teaching allows students to search for and critically evaluate relevant scientific material and to have opportunity to improve their presentation skills through oral presentation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||70||2 questions from 4|
|Case study||2||M||30||Oral presentation and summary on topic related to current areas of plant foods/bioactives.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The formal exam tests the knowledge and understanding of the module material and the ability to integrate information into a coherent and structured essay. The oral presentation tests the ability to extract information on a specific topic from the literature and present the material orally as an integrated part of a group presentation.