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MMB8040 : Principles of Human Nutrition: relevance to ageing (E-Learning)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with:

i) A core knowledge of nutritional principles with a particular focus on nutrition and ageing
ii) Dietary and nutritional assessment skills and the ability to critically analyse and interpret nutritional information.


Available only to students registered on 4838F MRes Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA)

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will aim to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition and the relevance of nutrition to healthy ageing. The module covers dietary constituents, energy & nutrient handling, assessment of nutritional status, energy balance and the dietary determinants of disease. All material will be taught with an emphasis on ageing. The module is delivered through lectures accessed through e-learning, problem solving exercises and directed independent study.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudySkills practice101:0010:00Problem solving/example classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study701:0070:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time201:0020:00E Lectures
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered by lectures given via e-learning. The lecture material will be used to provide the students with the core knowledge of nutritional principles (Aim i); Learning objective i)), will help them develop critical thinking (Aim ii); Learning objective ii)) and the ability to interpret nutritional information and develop dietary interventions (Aim ii); Learning objectives ii), iii)). Students will be directed to textbooks to aid their understanding of the basic principles of nutrition and links will be provided to key published papers and reports to help consolidate their knowledge and to encourage critical analysis (Aim i) and ii); Learning objectives i), ii) and iii)).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601M50Ten short answer qustions delivered online and timed.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M50Short essay - 1500 words maximum
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MMultiple choice questions and problem solving exercises delivered at the end of the module.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The module will be assessed through an exam and a short essay:

The exam will assess knowledge and comprehension of the subject area through short answer questions. The short answer questions directly assess knowledge and understanding by asking students to describe, summarise and interpret module material. The exam will be delivered online with a 1 hour time limit for completion. This assessment will address Aims i) and ii), and will map with Learning outcomes i) and iii).

An essay will be set as part of the student coursework. The essay will assess the students’ skills in critical appraisal and their ability to integrate knowledge acquired from several lecture sources and through self-study. This assessment will address Aims i) and ii), and will map with Learning outcomes i) and ii).

There will be a formative assessment in the form of multiple choice questions and problem solving exercises delivered via e-learning at the end of each unit. These assessments will enable the student and the tutor to assess progress and achievement of Learning objectives i), ii) and iii).

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