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HL30054: Nutrition & metabolism

[Page last updated: 23 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW40EX60
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail data for this unit is currently being updated as a change has been approved. Updated assessment information will be published here shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL20185 OR take HL20505
Description: Aims:
To examine the independent and combined effects of exercise and nutrition as metabolic stimuli and consider how these responses may interact to regulate human performance and health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of basic metabolic pathways both at rest and during exercise, with specific recognition of the different role and varied importance of specific substrates.
* Show awareness of the rate limiting steps in the above pathways and how this links to fatigue at a whole-body level in various real-world activities.
* Demonstrate an understanding of how and why certain macro- and micro-nutrients can facilitate human performance and health.
* Critically evaluate evidence relating to the potential ergogenic properties of specific nutritional supplements
* Design, conduct and critique original research to test the efficacy of specific supplements
* Gain the ability to present scientific data in a meaningful way to a lay audience.

Skills:
Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated
Problem Solving - facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Energy Systems; Carbohydrate Metabolism; Protein Metabolism; Lipid Metabolism; Alcohol Metabolism; Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals; Immune Function & Hydration; Nutritional Supplements.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30054 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)

HL30054 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)

HL30054 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • UXXX-AFB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)

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