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HL30515: Nutrition and health

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework Lab Report (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 60% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
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 HL20505 AND take HL30044
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand how nutrition impacts upon health and disease and identifying healthy nutrition behaviours.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:
* Conceptual understanding of how the metabolism of different substrates are integrated.
* Systematic understanding of the different nutritional needs of a variety of populations.
* Critical evaluation of the impact of amount and patterns of food intake on human health.

Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Intellectual skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Professional practical skills (taught and facilitated)
Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
Numeracy (facilitated and assessed)
Data acquisition, handling, and analysis (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Information technology (facilitated and assessed)
Working independently (facilitated and assessed)
Working in a group (facilitated)

Substrate metabolism, Meal patterns and health, under- and over-nutrition, nutrition in specific populations (pregnancy, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, older individuals, ethnically diverse populations), nutrition and immune function.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30515 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)