NUTR08015 2019 Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
This module aims to address the current topical issues of the day relating to Food and Nutrition
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Apply the expertise gained through the previous modules in Food and Nutrition to address current, topical issues relating to Food and Nutrition
Understand and assimilate information presented by professionals, (industrial, commercial and academic) in relation to Food and Nutrition
Analyse and critically appraise current information gained through peer‑reviewed research literature and national and international reports in Food and Nutrition
Show skills in interpreting and communicating information about Nutrition in the media
Analyse and understand controversial issues in nutrition
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students of this module will interact with the most recent information relating to Food and Nutrition in a number of ways; traditional lectures, reading scientific literature and reports, presentations by professionals within the industries and also given by themselves on relevant topics. This module aims to facilitate and mature the learner's professionalism.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module comprises 100% CA
'Nutrition in the media'; Too often research findings are taken out of context therefore key components of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition programmes and campaigns, as well as interpretation of nutrition articles that are in the media at the time, will be included.
'Controversial issues in Food and Nutrition'
External and Internal speakers will introduce the students to the most up‑to‑the‑moment information on trends, topics, advances and issues.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Nutrition in the media||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||30 %||Any||1,2,4,5|
|2||Oral presentation or lecture||Continuous Assessment||Oral Exam||30 %||Any||1,3,4,5|
|3||Interpretation of topics/material||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Any||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Lecture or presentations||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||5||Weekly||5.00|