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Module

NUT2002 : Applied & Experimental Nutrition

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anthony Watson
  • Lecturer: Professor Thomas Hill, Dr Helen Mason, Professor Georg Lietz, Ms Susan Lennie
  • 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 will provide an introduction to the scientific basis on which an understanding of human nutrition is built and upon which recommendations about dietary and nutrient intake are made. The module also covers topics in nutritional epidemiology, nutrition at different life stages as well as under and over-nutrition. The module will further provide students with an opportunity to carry out human nutrition investigations, develop teamwork through laboratory analysis and use of computers for data handling and preparation of laboratory reports and a group based presentation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures:
Introduction to the module
Physical and clinical assessment of nutritional status
Reference Nutrient intakes
Dietary assessment and Food Composition
Nutrition in pregnancy
Epidemiology
Nutrition in lactation
Nutrition in infants and children
Nutrition in adolescence
Nutrition in older age
Barker hypothesis and epigenetics

Practicals will include study of: Glycaemic index and dietary intake; anthropometry and nutrition intervention trial

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