HUMAN NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE - 2017/8

Module code: BMS2071

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

HULTON A Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test MCQ TEST 1 (30 QUESTIONS EACH) 15%
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PRESENTATION 35%
Examination UNSEEN EXAM (1 HOUR) 50%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

NONE

Module overview

This module provides an introduction to human nutrition for all students on nutrition-based degree programmes, with a focus on human nutrition for sport and exercise.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Amino acids; maintenance growth and protein turnover
Amino acids; essentiality and metabolic function
Nitrogen balance and determination of protein quality
Animal and vegetable sources of protein
Fatty acids; essentiality and metabolic function
Lipoproteins and atherosclerosis
n-6/n-3 PUFA; inflammation and immunity
Glycaemic Index/Load
Dietary Fibre
Pre/probiotics
Atwater factors
Energy balance
Measurement of body composition
Water as a nutrient
Alcohol
Macronutrient MCQ in –class test
Bone minerals and Vit. D
Oxidative Stress | Vitamins A/E
Vegetarianism
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Water soluble vitamins
Vitamin revision/review session
Minerals
Selenium, Iodine
Sodium and Potassium
Iron, Zinc, Copper
Micronutrients group presentations
Ergogenic aids – caffeine, creatine, nitrate, beta-alanine, polyphenols

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 

Introduce the students comprehensively to all aspects of human nutrition in anticipation of both health and/or performance related placements and more detailed modules at level 3.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures (4 hrs/week with some free weeks for revision and consolidation of  knowledge)
Revision tutorials
Electronic voting
In-class summative MCQ tests 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


1 summative MCQ test (each with 30 questions in 30 minutes covering half the taught module) – 15%
Group presentation on Micronutrients – 35%
Unseen exam:  1.5 hours, 2 essay questions out of 6  and 30 Multiple choice questions – 50%


 

Formative assessment and feedback

 


Summary feedback on exam performance for all questions in the exam (within 4 weeks of exam sitting)
Formative assessment provided through revision/review tutorials spread over the module

Reading list

Reading list for HUMAN NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/bms2071

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.