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Module

NUT1005 : Human Physiology and Practical Skills for Nutrition

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mason
  • Lecturer: Dr Michele Sweeney, Dr Deb Dulson, Dr Christopher Eggett, Dr Edward Okello, Dr Owen Jeffries, Dr Emma Cockburn
  • Technician: Mr Ross Valentine
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

To provide students with a detailed, critical, integrated and applied knowledge and understanding of normal physiological function in the healthy human body and to introduce basic statistical techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the structure and functions of the key physiological systems, including:

Cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, renal, gastrointestinal, skeletal, reproductive, muscular endocrine and immune, and integumentary systems.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials12:002:00Delivery of core material in lecture format. Non-sync pre-rec quizzes/tasks to support exam prep
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials143:0042:00Delivery of core material in lecture format. Non-sync pre-rec quizzes/tasks to support revision
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Introduction to academic writing skills Non-sync pre-recorded with quizzes/tasks.
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities42:008:00Intro to data & statistical analysis; academic writing skills. Non-sync pre-rec quizzes/tasks.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00Practical PiP Laboratory-based session.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00Review of taught material & reading. Add. research & reading of module topics.Beyond taught
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Background reading and preparation of the practical reports.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1139:00139:00Independent research and reading.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities21:002:00Delivery of practical info before practical session with pre-practical comprehension quiz
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00Workshops to support core materials (VO'2 max and ECG) Synchronous on-line.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00PC-based session. PiP Support for data & statistical analysis.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk21:002:00Introduction and conclusion to module - Synchronous online
Total300:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
SES1000Human Physiology and Practical Skills
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials define the scope of the course and communicate basic knowledge as the basis for further study. Practical sessions frame underpinning knowledge within a relevant context enabling the student to develop their understanding of the subject and its relevance to nutrition and exercise. The workshops provide an opportunity for an interactive lab demonstration and development of skills relating to data analysis and academic lab report writing. Independent study is used for self-directed learning.

Students’ progression in learning will be monitored via the use of online tasks/quizzes (MCQ and SAQ). This will aid students' exam preparation. Tutorials will develop the students' skills in data and statistical analysis; and writing scientific reports.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination901A60Online synchronous exam with time release (remote): multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
SES1000Human Physiology and Practical Skills150 Q: Exam incorporates 70% of the same questions as the 90 min SES1000 exam. Remaining 30% examine additional content of NUT1005
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M40Practical lab report (1500 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Practical/lab report1MPractical lab report with a peer assessment to provide formative feedback. (800 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The online MCQ and short answer question examination will test the students' factual knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas from material covered in the module.

The practical report will be focussed on one of the practical classes, which will be identified by teaching week 7. The report will develop student skills in data handling, statistical analysis and scientific report writing and written presentation skills.

The formative lab report will enable students to gain awareness of assessment criteria, develop peer assessments skills, and receive feedback on their work.

MDiet candidates must obtain an overall mark of 40 or above and achieve at least 35 in each component of assessment to pass the module.

Reading Lists

Timetable