NUT1002 : Introduction to Human Nutrition
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mason
- Lecturer: Prof. Chris Seal, Dr Tom Clifford, Dr Emma Foster, Dr Thomas Hill, Dr Sharron Kuznesof
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To familiarize students with current issues and controversies of relevance in human nutrition. To introduce students to topics of current interest in nutrition and to give an overview of nutrition and health. To understand how social and cultural factors are related to nutrition. To provide students with an understanding of recent research advances in nutrition and their application to human health. To inform students of professional issues in nutrition. To develop communication and study skills to enable independent learning at a HE level.
Students will engage with a range of current issues and controversies in human nutrition. The module will focus on deepening understanding of these issues and controversies through learning how to find, analyse and synthesise appropriate data and knowledge needed to critically examine these issues. Students will do this through a combination of lectures, presentations and group work. The module will include group presentations and information literacy and information technology skills developed in NUT1001 and NUT1003 to deliver this presentation effectively.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Introduction to module
2. Strengths and limitations of nutrition as a science
3. Basics of Nutrition with specific focus on macro and micro-nutrients
4. Contemporary issues in nutrition and health including the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention
5. Global food sustainability, insecurity and nutrition.
6. Experimentation in nutrition including ethical issues.
7. Professional development in nutrition and professional accreditation.
8. Social and cultural factors and nutrition
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for formative exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Revision and completion of final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Preparation and practice of oral presentation in groups|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||21||1:00||21:00||Delivery of core material in lecture format|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||15:00||15:00||Research and reading beyond the taught material to extend/enhance knowledge.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||8:00||8:00||Compilation of lecture notes and follow up teaching materials|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||13:00||13:00||Background reading of lecture/supplementary material|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||4:00||4:00||Student led seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||14:00||14:00||Student-led group work: preparation for oral presentation and written report|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module uses lectures to deliver key information relevant to the subject and to provide information upon which the students can extend their learning by private study, using on-line resources provided to accompany lecture material.
Oral presentation session:
Students communicate what they have learnt about a particular issue or controversy to their peers (skills outcome 5). This session will include peer assessment requiring an ability to practice knowledge outcome 4 on understanding assessment criteria.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||1||A||70||Computer based MCQ exam combined with short answer questions|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||30||Group oral presentation and summary on set topic.|
|Computer assessment||1||M||Computer based assessment of student understanding of delivered course material|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Oral Presentation: The oral assesses students' depth of understanding of a key issue/controversy in nutrition. It tests their ability to use information sources appropriately (knowledge outcome 2 &3) and to demonstrate that they have accessed a range of data sources which they have critically evaluated (skills outcome 1, 2 & 4). Preparation and presentation of the oral communication at the event assesses ability to learn in a group (skills outcome 3) and to communicate what they have learnt to their peers and staff (skills outcome 4).
Mid term and final exam: The exams are designed to assess the students understanding of key aspects of Nutrition, as well as professional attributes and ethical aspects of Nutrition(Knowledge outcome 1 to 4) and (skills outcome 1 & 2).