Postgraduate taught 

Human Nutrition MSc(MedSci)/PgDip

Dietary And Nutritional Assessment MED5127

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Discussion of methodologies and approaches to all aspects of nutritional assessment; dietary, clinical, biochemical, anthropometric and functional considering practicality and validation of individual methods in different contexts. 

 

Timetable

The course will be delivered multiple times a week during semester 1.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The assessment of this course will be by a data handling coursework activity (approx. 2000 words). 

Course Aims

This course aims to give the students opportunities to develop skills in dietary and nutritional assessment techniques and the ability to select appropriate methods for particular contexts using evidence based practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to

■ Discuss and critically appraise the methodologies, approaches and measurements of body composition; and their use in a wide variety of populations.

■ Critically discuss methodologies and approaches to all aspects of nutritional assessment; dietary, clinical, biochemical, anthropometric and functional and how they should be used in different settings and populations.

■ Interpret growth and BMI charts and survey data in which nutritional assessment of a sample is compared with a reference population.

■ Perform and interpret dietary assessment methodologies and develop and validate new tools.

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.