NUTR06013 2019 Essential Skills for Nutrition Science
The aim of this module is to provide the student with essential skills that will underpin core areas of nutrition
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
To become competent in the various forms of scientific communication
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.
To become familiar with the sourcing and interpreting of evidence-based information
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%)
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
|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|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Problem Based Learning||Problem Based Learning Room||Practical Skills||2||Weekly||2.00|