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Module

NUT3001 : Nutrition in Health and Disease

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Georg Lietz
  • Lecturer: Dr Emma Foster, Professor John Mathers, Dr Wendy Wrieden, Dr Jill McKay, Dr Ruth Valentine, Professor Thomas Hill, Dr Kirsten Brandt
  • 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

To utilise recent literature to inform a consideration of the relationships between diet and health and to provide rational approaches to the interpretation of this literature. To provide students with an understanding of the part played by diet in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of disease.

Outline Of Syllabus

A. Lectures

Lectures will cover Nutritional epidemiology, current public health policy and promotion, therapeutic diets, enteral and parenteral nutrition, immunity, inborn errors of metabolism and nutrition related diseases. However, as this is a constantly changing field with new health initiatives and advice, and more nutrition related diseases developing, this module will change to reflect this fact. Lectures may cover the following topics grouped into semester 1 and 2:

Semster 1:
Nutritional epidemiology
Diet and oral health
Nutrition and ageing
Public health policies
Promotion of healthy eating
Nutrition and bone health
Nutrition and immunity

Semester 2:
Cancer
Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Nutritional deficiency diseases
Therapeutic diets
Inborn errors of metabolism
Obesity

B. Seminar in semster 1:
Detailed analysis of one important recent publication as a poster presentation by students.

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