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Module

NUT1002 : Introduction to Human Nutrition

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mason
  • Lecturer: Dr Tom Clifford, Dr Emma Foster, Professor Thomas Hill, Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Prof. Chris Seal
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To familiarize students with current issues and controversies of relevance in human nutrition. To introduce students to topics of current interest in nutrition and to give an overview of nutrition and health. To understand how social and cultural factors are related to nutrition. To provide students with an understanding of recent research advances in nutrition and their application to human health. To inform students of professional issues in nutrition. To develop communication and study skills to enable independent learning at a HE level.

Students will engage with a range of current issues and controversies in human nutrition. The module will focus on deepening understanding of these issues and controversies through learning how to find, analyse and synthesise appropriate data and knowledge needed to critically examine these issues. Students will do this through a combination of lectures, presentations and group work. The module will include group presentations and information literacy and information technology skills developed in NUT1001 and NUT1003 to deliver this presentation effectively.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Introduction to module
2.       Strengths and limitations of nutrition as a science
3. Basics of Nutrition with specific focus on macro and micro-nutrients
4.       Contemporary issues in nutrition and health including the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention
5.       Global food sustainability, insecurity and nutrition.
6.       Experimentation in nutrition including ethical issues.
7.       Professional development in nutrition and professional accreditation.
8.       Social and cultural factors and nutrition

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable