SCI07002 2019 Human Nutrition 2

General Details

Full Title
Human Nutrition 2
Transcript Title
Human Nutrition 2
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Subject Area
SCI - Science
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Uma Tiwari
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity

The module will enable the learner to review various positive and negative impacts that diet has on human health. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Discuss the nature, causes, influencing factors and treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer, protein-energy malnutrition.

Explain the nature, sources and characteristics of microorganism groups , biological toxins and non-biological toxins which present food poisoning risks and state scenarios which result in increased risk of such disease transmission

Review the role of diet in maintenance of good health during various stages of life including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, adolescence, and old age.

Describe the role of nutrition in the achievement of optimal performance during sporting activities.

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Module Dependencies

SCI07004 201900 Human Nutrition 1

Indicative Syllabus

Impact of diet on risk of Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Protein energy malnutrition and coeliac disease.  

Food contribution to maintenance of health during various phases of life e.g. Pregnancy, Lactation, Infancy, Adolescent years, adulthood and old age etc.

Food toxicity and safety issues.

Nutrition for sports and exercise.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ/SQ Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 4 1
2 MCQ/SQ Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 8 2
3 Group Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 9 3
4 MCQ/SQ Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 12 3,4
5 Assignment Continuous Assessment Essay 20 % End of Semester 2

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Assessment/ Group Presentation 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-12-30 Diet and Disease: Nutrition for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Metabolic Stress Momentum Press
ISBN 1606507338 ISBN-13 9781606507339

Can food really take the place of medicine? While modern medicine certainly has its place and does more than its fair share of good, there is no denying that many of society's most perilous chronic diseases are exacerbated by poor diets. Whereas infectious diseases used to cause the most number of deaths, the impact of chronic diseases now far overshadows that of infectious diseases. Diet plays a significant role in the development of a number of types of chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. This title explores the impact of dietary choices on the prevention, management, and treatment of a number of medical conditions and disease states including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic stress, critical illness, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatic disease, anemia, hepatobiliary, gallbladder, pancreatic, and kidney diseases are covered in the subsequent title Diet and Disease II.

Required Reading
2011-01-12 Diet and Disease (Nutrition and Health) Lucent Books
ISBN 1420502697 ISBN-13 9781420502695

Module Resources

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Journal Resources

Peer-reviewed Nutrition Journals

Clinical Nutrition

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