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Module

NUT3003 : Advanced Nutrient Metabolism and Requirements

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Thomas Hill
  • Lecturer: Ms Susan Lennie, Professor John Mathers, Dr Helen Mason, Professor Georg Lietz
  • 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 provide an in-depth understanding of the fundemental aspects of human nutrition including the scientific bases for setting nutrient recommendations. Through this module, students will gain a sound understanding of the relationship between nutrient intake and the maintenance of health in humans and an insight into research methods used in human nutrition research.

Outline Of Syllabus

1) Metabolism and biochemical roles of nutrients with a major focus on micronutrients
2) Nutritional surveillance and markers of nutritional status
3) Dietary reference values: methods for determining requirements including those which take a fundamental approach
4) Role of body composition as a modulator of nutrient metabolism and requirements
5) Risk assessment framework for setting DRVs and UL's for nutrients
6) Influence of genotype in determining the individual response to food and nutrients

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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