# NUTR06013 2019 Essential Skills for Nutrition Science

### General Details

Full Title
Essential Skills for Nutrition Science
Transcript Title
Essential Skills for Nutrition
Code
NUTR06013
Attendance
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Thomas Smyth, Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
Description

The aim of this module is to provide the student with essential skills that will underpin core areas of nutrition

### Learning Outcomes

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

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To become competent in the various forms of scientific communication

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To become familiar with mathematic applications in relation to nutritional biochemistry, food science and food analysis along with associated software for nutrition and statistical applications.

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To become familiar with the sourcing and interpreting of evidence-based information

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Describe and numerically summarise quantitative data using appropriate descriptive statistics

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning of the syllabus for this module will be carried out through a combination of lectures, computer based analysis software, workshops and student presentations.

### Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by continuous assessment (100%)

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### Indicative Syllabus

Mathematical applications in food and nutrition, Interpreting figures and tables presented in scientific articles in nutrition, how the hierarchy of evidence and study design contributes to different levels of evidence in nutrition research, referencing using Endnote, communication skills, introduction to basis statistics, graphical representation of data including frequency tables and charts, measures of central tendency, position and dispersion.

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Nutrition calculations Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Any 2
2 Scientific writing Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Any 1,3
3 Presentation Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 20 % Any 1,3,4
4 Data analysis Project Open Book Exam 30 % Any 1,2,3,4

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Problem Based Learning Room Practical Skills 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Offsite Self-directed 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

### Module Resources

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