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Advanced Topics in Nutrition (NUTR30004)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeNUTR30004
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This subject critically examines a range of key aspects of the application of human nutrition, along with current fields of research investigation adding to the understanding of nutrition science. These include, but are not limited to: sports nutrition, nutritional genomics, nutrient‐gene interactions, fad diets, evolution of the human diet, nutritional supplements, intestinal microbiome and health, brain function and nutrition, bioactive foods, foetal origins of disease, epigenetic and nutrition in disease, nutritional deficiencies. Students will undertake case studies in the above mentioned topics in which they will evaluate and interpret recent research data and findings.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the unit students will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the emerging research of human nutrition related to health;
  • Undertake a practical situation analysis and develop skills in problem solving, in 'real world' settings;
  • Develop an understanding of how nutrition research findings are integrated into the knowledge base of diet, health and disease;
  • Develop an understanding of how nutrition research knowledge is used to develop diet guidelines for communication to the public;
  • Apply knowledge gained earlier in their course to the solution of practical problems.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Capacity to tackle unfamiliar problems
  • Ability to think systemically and integrate knowledge from different disciplines
  • Communication skills, through written and tutorial engagement
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity

Last updated: 31 July 2019