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Nutrition In Depth Review MED5481

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students search the literature thoroughly and produce a critical in depth review of a specialised area of nutrition.


The course will be delivered with weekly sessions at the end of semester one and beginning of semester two.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





A critical in depth review of relevant studies in a focussed area (4000-5000 words).

Course Aims

This course aims to allow students to develop skills in searching, reviewing, evaluating, critically appraising and interpreting relevant scientific literature in order to produce a critical in depth review of a specialised area of nutrition. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically review, evaluate, appraise and interpret scientific literature in topics in nutrition.

■ Selectively extract and critique information from published and unpublished (grey literature) sources and use this to answer a key nutrition question.

■ Compose a review article in a format suitable for a relevant peer reviewed journal.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.