Food And Nutrient Requirements And Nutrition Through The Lifecycle MED5139
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
An overview of the structure, function, sources and requirements of nutrients and an overview of differing nutritional requirements throughout the lifecycle.
Classes will meet several times each week in the first part of semester one
Requirements of Entry
One coursework task (2000 words) and one examination of 120 mins.
Main Assessment In: December
To provide an evidenced based overview of the structure, function, sources and requirements of nutrients.
To provide an evidence based overview of differing nutritional requirements throughout the lifecycle.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
■ Discuss the structure, function, sources and requirements of nutrients and the rationale and evidence on which nutrient recommendations in the UK and internationally were developed.
■ Discuss the physiological changes that occur throughout the lifecycle and how these impact on nutritional requirements with reference to the published literature and guidelines.
■ Critically discuss the body's antioxidant defence system and the evidence currently available for a protective effect of antioxidants in protecting against chronic disease
■ Critically review the current consumption patterns of the main food groups and discuss their significance with regard to their contribution to nutrient intakes in the UK
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.