HNUT30010 Food Diet and Health III

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides an overview of nutrition during each life stage, commencing in utero, and continuing throughout the life cycle. It will discuss the biology of development, growth, maturation and aging and its impact on nutrition requirements, how to assess diet and nutrition status and how nutritional requirements can be achieved in the context of each major life stage.

This module will be delivered online using recorded lectures and live discussions. Students will be given access to recorded lectures and notes each week. Students are required to go through the module content and submit questions for discussion. The live sessions will follow a "journal club" style where students will be asked to read and contribute to discussion of a research paper related to the topic of the week. The live session will focus on hot topics in nutrition research spanning the life-course similar to the module content.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to

Understand critical nutritional factors that contribute to healthy growth, development and functional capacity throughout life.
Describe the nutritional requirements of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
Assess and evaluate nutritional status at different life stages.

Indicative Module Content:

Growth and nutrition assessment
Pregnancy nutrition
Nutrition in the first year of life
Nutrition during childhood and adolescence
Nutrition in adulthood
Nutrition in old age.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

50

Lectures

24

Total

104

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered online using recorded lectures and live discussions. Students will be given access to recorded lectures and notes each week. The lectures are divided into 6 topics based on life stages including; growth and nutrition assessment, pregnancy, the first year of life, childhood and adolescence, adulthood, and old age. There will be 2 weeks of lectures for each topic (12 weeks teaching). Students are required to go through the module content and submit questions for discussion. The live sessions will follow a "journal club" style where students will be asked to read and contribute to discussion of a research paper related to the topic of the week. The live session will focus on hot topics in nutrition research spanning the life-course similar to the module content. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

An understanding or an interest in food and health is recommended.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
HNUT20010 - Human Nutrition II - Food Sci, HNUT20060 - Human Nutrition II


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ Week 4 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ Week 8 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

70

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Online automated feedback will be given following all MCQ/Short question mid-semester exams.

Name Role
Katherine Davies Tutor
Dr Aoife McNamara Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33 Fri 13:00 - 13:50
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Spring