NUTR06004 2014 Nutritional Biochemistry 1

General Details

Full Title
Nutritional Biochemistry 1
Transcript Title
Nutbio 1
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
LIFE - Life Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Deirdre Greaney
Programme Membership
SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science

This module details the principal components of the human diet including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, alcohol, vitamins and minerals.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the structure, function and nutritional characteristics of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and alcohol


Indicate the importance of vitamins and minerals in the human diet including the sources and metabolic function


Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of a variety of laboratory techniques

Teaching and Learning Strategies

During the delivery of this module, self-learning is encouraged among students through the use of comprehensive on-line resources including voice-supported presentations, on-line notes, and formative assessments.

Module Assessment Strategies

Laboratory technique and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback. This approach enables the student to take timely corrective action, in the event of failure to achieve the required standard, before the results significantly impact on the final grade.

Repeat Assessments

Where the final examination is failed, repeat examinations are offered in August.

Where continuous assessment theory mark is so low as to significantly reduce the chances of the student succeeding the repeat examinations, an opportunity to improve on this mark will be offerred.

Where the student's attendance of practicals is below 75%, he/she will be expected to offset the deficit before being regarded as having successfully completed the module.

Indicative Syllabus

The structure, characteristics and nutritional relevance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and alcohol including related laboratory analysis. Vitamins and minerals including their nutritional relevance.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Theory continuous assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % OnGoing 1,2
2 Practical continuous assessment Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 50 % OnGoing 3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam Final Exam Assessment 35 % End of Semester 1,2

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lectures/tutorials 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture/summative assessment and feeback 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Science Laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-02-26 Medical Biochemistry: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4e (Medial Biochemistry) Saunders
ISBN 1455745804 ISBN-13 9781455745807

Brought to you in a thorough yet accessible manner, the new edition of Medical Biochemistry gives access to all of the latest information on basic and clinically focused genetic and molecular biology. Featuring a team of contributors that includes investigators involved in cutting-edge research as well as experienced clinicians, this updated medical textbook offers a unique combination of both research and practice that's ideal for today's problem-based integrated courses.

  • Relate biochemistry to everyday practice with the help of Clinical Boxes integrated into the text, and access in-depth coverage of important topics - including recent research in biochemistry - through Advanced Concept Boxes.
  • Test your knowledge and improve retention with Active Learning Boxes at the conclusion of each chapter, and quickly review the most common lab tests performed with convenient Clinical Test Boxes.
  • Effectively study the most updated information in biochemistry with the help of a dynamic, full-color design.
  • Better understand the relationship between science and clinical practice with material organized by organ rather than system.
    • Quickly review descriptions of difficult concepts with an online glossary available at Student Consult. Additional online components include clinical images, clinical boxes, case studies, online note-taking capabilities, and 150 multiple-choice and USMLE-style questions.
    • Gain a thorough understanding of biomarkers and their uses with brand-new information on the subject.
    • Access today's most recent research regarding Gene Therapy, Proteomics and Recombinant DNA Techniques, Role of Kidney in Metabolism, and Neurochemistry.

    Recommended Reading
    2010-10-08 Human Nutrition Churchill Livingstone
    ISBN 0702044636 ISBN-13 9780702044632

    This title is now available under ISBN 9780702031182. This 12th edition of Human Nutrition has been fully updated by a renowned team of international experts to ensure authoritative content and a global perspective. It provides a comprehensive resource for all those in the field of nutrition and other health sciences.

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