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Curricular information is subject to change
On successful completion of this module you will:
- Understand nutrient requirements in health and the scientific principles of food-based dietary guidelines.
- Have comprehensive knowledge of core concepts of both energy and nutrient balance.
- Be able to critically evaluate the evidence for some of the key factors which influence food and nutrient intake and the associated health consequences.
The module will be delivered through the UCD Brightspace system and will consist of:
• Audio/video/PPT lectures
• Written learning materials
• Live online classrooms
Students are not required to attend lectures at the UCD campus as part of the course. Students are expected to spend a total 125 hours workload during the semester consisting of:
• Lectures (audio) during the semester:
• Discussion threads/synchronous chats/MCQs
• Autonomous learning:
How will I be assessed?
The course will be assessed in number of ways including; online assessed multiple choice tests and Continuous Written Assessments.
The module grades will be split as follows:
• End of Semester Exam – 60%
• Worksheets / Case Studies / Written Assignments – 40%
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Continuous Assessment: Written assignment 2 - Essay
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: End of semester MCQ
|End of trimester MCQ
|Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%
|Assignment: Written assignment 1 - Scientific Article Critique
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Written assignment 1 - Students will be provided with feedback following the submission of their work. This feedback will be given in written form - a general feedback, alongside things completed well, and aspects for improvement. Written assignment 2 - Students will be provided with feedback following the submission of their work. This feedback will be given in written form - a general feedback, alongside things completed well, and aspects for improvement. End of trimester MCQ - The MCQ will be completed online and will be graded automatically. No additional feedback will be given
|Mrs Angela Brennan
|Dr Fiona Lalor