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Module

NUT3009 : Personalised Nutrition (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Georg Lietz
  • Lecturer: Professor Thomas Hill
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This research-informed module will provide an in-depth understanding of the application of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics, their strengths and limitations, and the potential for their application in directing consumer nutritional behaviour.

Outline Of Syllabus

Research informed lectures will build cover the latest developments in following topics:

Regulation of appetite and satiety and personal
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing appetite and satiety.
Defining nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics.
The interaction between nutrients and diet and the genome.
The uses, strengths and limitations of ‘OMICS’ technologies to underpin a deep understanding of personalized nutrition:
• Transcriptomics
• Metabolomics
• Proteomics
• Microbiome

The consumer acceptance of nutrigenomics-based personalised nutrition

However, as this is a constantly changing field with new health initiatives and advice, and more nutrition related diseases developing, the syllabus may change somewhat to reflect this fact.

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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Each session is split into a 1-hour lecture followed by a workshop in which the theoretical material
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading152:0030:00Directed study on research and opinion papers.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Preparation for oral examination.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Each teaching session is split into a one-hour lecture followed by a workshop. The research led lectures are used to deliver key information relevant to the subject and to inform the knowledge required to develop the competitive research project proposal. Lecture materials are balanced with a diverse array of up to date resources where students are encouraged to explore topics in more depth. The workshops will be used to facilitate delivery of interactive sessions on personalised nutrition.

Skills in writing research grant proposals are developed in the workshops via a student centered approach.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination1A10015 minutes individual oral examination covering the syllabus.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral examination is designed to test students' abilities to articulate current understandings and principles of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomic studies and how this knowledge can be applied to direct personalised nutritional advice. Students will be able to critically analyse the current state of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics techniques, and their ability to predict an individual response to nutritional exposure. They will be encouraged to express personal opinions underpinned by current research.

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

Reading Lists

Timetable