FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NUTRITION - 2017/8

Module code: MHUM001

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

FIELDING BA Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

B400

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 110

Lecture Hours: 41.5

Tutorial Hours: 2

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation PRESENTATION (FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT) Pass/Fail
Coursework CRITICAL REVIEW (1500 WORDS) 40
Examination EXAMINATION (90 MINUTES) 60

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module is designed to equip students with the core knowledge of energy and the nutrients as a foundation to further nutrition modules within the MSc Nutrition programme. 

Module aims

To provide an overview of the nutrients as an essential foundation for the study of Human Nutrition

To provide an insight into the role of nutrients in health, disease and across the life cycle. 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
A comprehensive understanding of the physiological and metabolic importance of the macronutrients
An appreciation of the dietary sources, absorption, utilization and metabolic functions of the nutritionally important micronutrients.
An ability to discuss the roles of particular nutrients in health and disease and at different stages of the lifecycle
A comprehensive understanding of the molecular and functional basis of nutrient requirements
The ability to critically assess current literature and recommendations for specific nutrients in health and disease.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content





Duration (h)


Staff


Topic




1


BAF


Introduction to the nutrients




2


ALC


Energy




3


MDR


Carbohydrates




3


BAG


Lipids




2


RE


Protein




1


ALC


Alcohol




2


BE


Dietary Reference Values (DRVs), Healthy eating guidelines




2


KA


B vitamins




2


KA


Folate: homocysteine metabolism




1


LT


Vitamin D and health outcomes




2


SLN


Micronutrients and bone




2


JBM


Iron & Zinc




1


ALC


Sodium & Potassium




1


MR


Selenium




1


SB


Iodine




2


JG


The effects of food processing on nutrient content




1


JB


Plant constituents in food (polyphenols, carotenoids, phytoestrogens)




1


SP


Functional foods & GM foods




3


KHH


Nutrition in Pregnancy, lactation and infancy




1


BE


Nutrition in Middle age




1


CJ


Nutrition in Older Age




Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: allow students to develop bonds with their peers in order to foster a good team spirit which will be helpful in this, and future modules; to give all students confidence in the fundamentals of nutrition, despite a wide variety of academic backgrounds.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures, seminars and tutorials.  Student led presentations  

Assessment Strategy

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

presentation skills, insight and learning of a wide variety of nutritional topics which are fundamental to an MSc-level nutritional degree. Students can demonstrate creativity and novelty in their choice of presentation/essay topics.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Presentation, essay, exam


Formative assessment practise exam paper in a relaxed revision session environment.

Feedback verbal, during presentations and on SurreyLearn for essays and presentations. Verbal during a drop in session. Self-marking of practise exam questions.

Reading list

Reading list for FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NUTRITION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mhum001

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Human Nutrition MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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.