SP5042 - Nutrition for Health

What will I learn on this module?

This module enables you to apply your knowledge of nutrition including dietary guidelines within various population and health-related conditions. You will consider the changing physiological requirements and the social influences on dietary choices. This module will enable you to engage with current research which is impacting both on our understanding of the relationship between diet and health, but also the perceptions of the general public who are exposed to media reporting of research findings. There will also be opportunities for research led sessions where you will be reviewing and critiquing current research publications. You will also develop an understanding of the impact of nutrition on current diet-related conditions which are increasingly prevalent in our society. In an area of research which is constantly evolving, you will review current findings and evaluate their impact on current advice.

How will I learn on this module?

This module will involve a blended learning approach and will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratory practicals. Lectures will introduce the key concepts and seminars will be used to develop the detail. Seminars will allow students to engage with current primary literature as well as review and evaluate existing nutrition interventions for health. The taught content will be delivered and provided in a variety of formats, and you will be able to access materials and additional learning material will be on the eLP. Delivery of this module will be supported by the e-learning portal (eLP). There will be the opportunity to work in smaller groups with discipline specific members of staff who will facilitate context driven discussion and learning. You will also be set independent tasks informed by key literature to complete outside of class time to further develop your understanding of the taught content. The electronic Reading List will be linked to Library Services; key websites and online links in the field will be included.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Support materials for sessions will be available to you on the eLP; including the lectures, suggested reading, access to interactive digital resources and websites, and other useful resources such as discussion boards and invitations to attend lectures by guest speakers. For further support on taught sessions you can access tutors for on-to-one discussions and tutorials via the online tutorial booking system.

Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. A dedicated assessment session will give you the opportunity to ask assessment related questions in class. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, and all staff members provide tutorial time outside of class time. Module tutors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There are also further academic skills support available from the University Library services.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

Apply theoretical underpinning knowledge of key human bioscience concepts to explain the link between nutrition and health.



Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

Evaluate intervention strategies in real-world health and nutrition contexts.



Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

Independently engage in a questioning and critical approach to learning and professional development

How will I be assessed?

This will be a one-point assessment worth 100% to address all the module learning outcomes (KU 1, IPSA 2, PVA 3).



You will be asked to write a 2,500-word critical literature review on a dietary intervention designed to improve a diet-related health outcome on a specific target audience/population.



Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will form a large part of students directed learning and will be given on a continuing basis providing them with all the information they would need to prepare for the assessment. Relevant activities will take place in taught sessions, which will enable students to gain feedback and reflect upon their knowledge and understanding. An additional session will be provided to support the summative assessment.



Summative Feedback

You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module introduces the concepts of nutrition to improve a diet-related health conditions on various populations. This module enables you to apply your knowledge of nutrition of dietary guidelines within various population and health-related conditions. The module also allows you to engage with existing research which is impacting both on our understanding of the relationship between diet and health, but also the perceptions of the general public who are exposed to media reporting of research findings. You will develop an understanding of the impact of nutrition on current diet-related conditions which are increasingly prevalent in our society. In an area of research which is constantly evolving, you will review current findings and evaluate their impact on current advice.

Course info

UCAS Code CB65

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

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