NUTR09018 2019 Essentials in human nutrition
This module brings the overview of the fundamental principles in Human Nutrition. It describes the fundamental role and metabolism of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other biological active substances, and discusses the aspects of nutritional assessment and the dietary considerations at each stage of the life cycle
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate the understanding of the sources, structure, function and nutritional characteristics of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates along with digestion and absorption, and consequences of deficiency
Discuss key nutritional aspects of different population groups at each stage of the life cycle
Critically evaluate variations in nutritional demand due to physical activity level, age and gender, physiological and health status
Appraise the role of cultural, social and psychological factors in shaping the eating habits of an individual
Discuss strategies to overcome nutrition-related problems
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered through online weekly lectures. This will consist of two hours of lectures per week as well as two hours of asynchronous learning which will consist of interactive and forum discussions and MCQ's. In addition, the learner will be expected to allocate an additional 6 hours per week for continuous assessment and additional reading.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% continuous assessment which will consist of two written assignments (case study where students apply nutritional knowledge to a certain risk group or health situation; and presentation on a chosen nutrient) and short sporadic Theory Assessments spread across the semester: 2-4 computer-based assessments will be offered weighted between 10-20% each.
Students may repeat all/some elements of continuous assessment work if required
Body composition, energy and macronutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, protein, alcohol
Organic and inorganic essential nutrients: water, electrolytes and acid–base balance; minerals; vitamins; other biological active substances in plant foods
Nutritional relevance, digestion and absorption of nutrients
Dietary requirements for specific groups: infancy, childhood and adolescence; pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and lactation; ageing and older people; vegetarian diets
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral presentations on a chosen nutrient: various functions, importance and sources||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Week 5||1|
|2||Case study: Review of the specific nutritional requirements for a given population group||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Week 10||2,3|
|3||Theory Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||40 %||OnGoing||4,5|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Offsite||Self-directed Learning||10||Weekly||10.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2010-10-01 Human Nutrition Churchill Livingstone
ISBN 0702044636 ISBN-13 9780702044632
This new edition has been completely revised to provide a concise, up to date, textbook that covers all aspects of nutrition from food supply and food choice through nutrient metabolism including genetics aspects, to requirements for special groups, nutrition related diseases, assessment of nutritional status in individuals and populations, and food and nutrition policies. It also addresses recent developments in the field of human nutrition.
2014-10-24 Understanding Nutrition Nelson Education
More than one million readers make UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION the best-selling introductory nutrition book on the market today! Now in its 14th Edition, this book maintains the quality and support that discerning readers demand in nutrition applications and science that are ideal at introductory levels. New and updated topics refresh every chapter, along with the emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources that help you advance your knowledge and career. Connecting with you through an approachable writing style, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 14th Edition includes twenty chapters on topics such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger, among others. Combined with a carefully developed art program and a variety of interactive activities, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, 14th Edition continues to set the standard for introductory nutrition texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2009-04-06 Introduction to Human Nutrition Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405168072 ISBN-13 9781405168076
In this second edition of the introductory text in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Introduction to Human Nutrition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Introduction to Human Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.
Journal of Nutrition
European Journal of Nutrition
British Journal of Nutrition
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics