HNUT20080 Laboratory Nutrition Research

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will introduce students to techniques commonly used in a research laboratory. The theoretical background of these techniques will be dealt with in detail. Laboratory and techniques classes will give hands on-experience with some of the techniques covered in lectures.
This module will introduce students to nutrigenomics.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Display an understanding of the basic principles underlying techniques such as electrophoresis and chromatography and their uses in nutrition research.
• Understand the basics of nutrigenomics and the applications in nutrition research.

Indicative Module Content:

Common laboratory techniques, nutrigenomics and their applications in nutrition research.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered using lectures, group work, student presentations, lab practicals and critical writing. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Nutrition Research Method. II (FDSC20080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of Semester essay style questions 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Lab Report: Laboratory Practical Reports Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Mid Semester Assessment MCQ/Short answer questions Week 8 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written individual feedback and grades are given on lab reports post assessment. Grades for the MCQ are given post assessment. Throughout the module quizzes are used to give feedback on knowledge of topics covered.

Name Role
Professor Lorraine Brennan Tutor
Miss Claire Connolly Tutor
Ms Aoife Courtney Tutor
Ms Rebecca Finlay Tutor
Elaine Hillesheim Tutor
Ms Aoibhin Moore Heslin Tutor
Dr Joan Simon Tutor
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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33 Mon 12:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29 Thurs 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50