HNUT20010 Human Nutrition II - Nutrients in Life Stages

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module will cover the key physiology and biological changes that occur from pregnancy through to old age, with an emphasis on the importance of nutrients during these different stages of the lifespan. Other areas of study will be an introduction to nutrition epidemiology and the relationship between diet and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity, cancer and diabetes.

This module will contribute to the development of the following COMPETENCIES that are CORE to your development as a professional in Food Science:
- Communication skills (i.e., oral and written communication, listening)
- Food laws and regulations (Know government regulations required for the manufacture and sale of food products).
- Critical thinking/problem solving skills (i.e., creativity, common sense, resourcefulness, scientific reasoning, analytical thinking, etc.)

This module will be examined during the Spring Break in March.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to: understand in detail the physiology and biological changes that occur at different life stages, understand how nutritional requirements vary according to life stage; describe in detail the relationship between diet and disease for specific public health nutrition related disorders.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Module will be delivered via face to face lectures and tutorials 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Food, Diet and Health (FDSC10010) or equivalent

Learning Exclusions:

Human Nutrition 2 (20060)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
FDSC10010 - Food Diet and Health

FDSC30010 - Biochemistry, HNUT20060 - Human Nutrition II, HNUT30010 - Food Diet and Health III

Human Nutrition II (FDSC20060)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: 1 hour written end of semester exam (March) 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

• Nutrition Health and Disease: A Lifespan Approach. 2nd Ed. Simon Langley-Evans. Wiley Blackwell
• The Nutrition Society textbook series. Nutrition and metabolism / edited on behalf of the Nutrition Society by Michael J. Gibney.
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Tues 09:00 - 09:50