HNUT40020 Nutritional Metabolism

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will cover lipid metabolism, vitamin metabolism and integration of macronutrient metabolism.
All subjects will be covered in detail with specific emphasis on current literature and in the context of diet-related diseases/conditions such as Metabolic Syndrome, obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should have an in-depth understanding of:
whole body macronutrient metabolism
lipid metabolic pathways
Selected vitamins
Folate metabolism

Indicative Module Content:

Whole body macronutrient metabolism, Lipid metabolic pathways, selected vitamin metabolism (including folate metabolism).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be delivered through lectures and tutorials. Critical writing will be developed through the essay assignment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Human Nutrition 2 (HNUT20010)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
HNUT20060 - Human Nutrition II

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ bases on lecture material and reading Week 10 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Written exam on lecture material and reading 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Essay: Essay on nutrition metabolism topic Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring 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?

Results from MCQ test are given as % mark. For essay, individual feedback and % mark will be given. Feedback is also given to class on essay writing.

Name Role
Dr Elaine Hillesheim Tutor