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Module

NUT1006 : Introduction to Human Nutrition and Practical Skills

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mason
  • Lecturer: Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Miss Alison Barnes, Dr Suzanne Spence, Dr Gerry O'Brien, Dr Kirsten Brandt, Dr Edward Okello, Dr Anthony Watson, Ms Susan Lennie
  • Technician: Mr Ross Valentine
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module provides an introduction to the subject areas of nutrition.It aims to provide an overview of nutrition and health, an understanding of how social and cultural factors are related to nutrition and will develop students’ communication and study skills to enable independent learning at HE level. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the role of the nutritionist, the professional context in which nutritionists work including ethical issues. The module will also introduce practical skills essential to the study of the nutritional sciences.

Outline Of Syllabus

Teaching and learning will include the following areas:
Origins and development of the human diet and its diversity.Basic principles of nutrition (energy balance, sources, functions, DRV’s and deficiencies of macro- and micronutrients), global food security and sustainability, and social and cultural factors relating to food and nutrition in the UK and globally.
The module will also include an introduction to the roles and ethical boundaries of nutritionists.
Laboratory-based practical sessions will develop data collection, analysis and presentation skills relevant to nutrition, biochemistry and microbiology.

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.

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Timetable