NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT - 2017/8

Module code: MHUM002

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

ENGEL B 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

Personal Tutorial Hours: 1

Independent Study Hours: 115

Lecture Hours: 24

Laboratory Hours: 20

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK - PRACTICAL REPORT - DIETARY INTAKE & ENERGY BALANCE 60%
Coursework COURSEWORK - 2 SHORT REPORTS 40%

Alternative Assessment

Re-assessments will be a reworking of the original coursework using the same data (or if required, provided class data). 

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Attendance of HNUT001

Module overview

 

This module is designed to give students exposure to the practical methods of dietary and nutritional status assessment.  Many of these techniques are used in clinical nutrition, nutrition research, surveys and individual and population monitoring.    By the end of this module students will be able to critically evaluate the use and appropriateness of assessment methods in a variety of settings

Module aims

To appreciate the physiological and biochemical basis of nutritional status and how it may be altered in health and disease.

To gain a working knowledge of common methods used for the assessment of nutritional status in humans.

To be confident in the appropriate application and interpretation of a variety of techniques used to gauge nutritional status in individuals and groups.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Understand the theoretical basis of nutritional status assessment and appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches used as way of nutritional evaluation
Design, plan and undertake experiments incorporating a range of methodologies used by nutritional scientists
Appreciate first hand, the perspective of the individual undergoing testing,  and how this may impact on the significance of the information collected. 
Critically appraise experimental findings in relation to scientific literature and communicate experimental findings clearly in written form,  with use of figures and tables as appropriate. 

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 





Introduction to the module.  Instructions for students. 

Laboratory induction




Dietary Methods*




PRACTICAL 1- Dietary Analysis – composition of foods, computer analysis of a diet




PRACTICAL 2 – Food analysis – protein and fat content




Assessing energy requirements & Energy expenditure




PRACTICAL 3– Measurement of energy expenditure*




Anthropometry and  Body composition




PRACTICAL 4 – body composition practical




Laboratory methods of assessment I




PRACTICAL 5 – Urinalysis – Nitrogen, Creatinine, Sodium*




Laboratory methods of assessment II




PRACTICAL 6– Assessment of Glycaemic index and gut transit time




PRACTICAL 7– Blood analysis – lipids and micronutrients.




Multi-parameter screening, Metabolomics.





 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Lectures, laboratory practicals, computer sessions, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment Strategy

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

The application and interpretation of nutritional assessment techniques as applied to individual and group assessment.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


An individual energy balance report, incorporating dietary analysis
A selection of assessment reports on group data


 

Formative assessment

This will will be gained through case study sessions and data analysis sessions. 

A food portion size test

 

Feedback

Informal feedback during formative sessions.  Instant marking of food portion size test. Written individual feedback provided within 3 weeks of summative assessment submission.  Group feedback prior to 3 weeks from submission.  

Reading list

Reading list for NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mhum002

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.