NUT3003 : Advanced Nutrient Metabolism and Requirements
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Thomas Hill
- Lecturer: Professor John Mathers, Dr Helen Mason, Professor Georg Lietz
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for the second in-course written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for the first in-course written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||22:00||22:00||Revision for and completion of semester 1 examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||2:00||40:00||Lectures to deliver foundation learning material.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||Directed reading; use of recommended supplementary reading resources to extend knowledge|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||28:00||28:00||Reading and research beyond course materials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||20||2:00||40:00||Compilation of lecture notes and follow up teaching materials|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module will use lectures and tutorials to deliver key information relevant to understanding the fundamental aspects of human nutrition including the bases for nutritional recommendations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||2 from 5 exam questions|
|Report||1||M||30||Written critical appraisal (1500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam tests the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specific aspects of human nutrition in short answers and the ability to integrate information from the lectures and additional reading into clear, well argued essays.
Assessment of a critical appraisal building on research-led topics covered in the module is designed to test students' abilities to integrate material across topic boundaries to develop understanding in selected fast developing topics and to present complex and conflicting information clearly in a written form. The assessed appraisal will also give experience in the assimilation and critical review of scientific literature.