NUTR06007 2019 Introduction to Nutrition
This module introduces the subject of human nutrition and helps the learner become familiar with the functions and sources of macro and micronutrients as well as current dietary guidelines in Ireland.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Outline the scope of the main dietary recommendations and dietary guidelines in Ireland
Describe the function and dietary sources of macronutrients
Describe the function and dietary sources of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and non-nutrient components
Demonstrate a knowledge of deficiencies associated with macronutrients and micronutrients
Demonstrate where to source evidence based and robust nutrition information
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Teaching and learning of the syllabus for this module will be carried out through a combination of lectures and student group work.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment of the learning outcomes of this module will be through continuous assessment.
Dietary guidelines in Ireland, serving sizes, portions sizes, food labelling, food composition, data sources in nutrition, dietary sources and functions of macronutrients and micronutrients, deficiencies.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Written report or oral presentation||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Any||2,4,5,6,7|
|2||Any||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Any|
|3||Class test||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||20 %||Any|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2013 Introduction to Nutrition (The Nutrition Society Textbook) Wiley-Blackwell
Journal of Public Health Nutrition
Michael J Gibney, Susan A Lanham-New, Aedin Cassidy, Hester H Vorster 2013 Introduction to Nutrition (The Nutrition Society Textbook) Wiley-Blackwell
Additional sources of information will be recommended by your lecturer