15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Acceptance to MMedSci/Diploma course

Aims/Description: To provide knowledge about the possible association between diet and disease. To provide a clear understanding of how the composition of our diet interacts with a variety of other factors (genetic and environmental) to result in disease. To provide critical understanding of philosophy of medical research in relation to nutrition. To provide a clear understanding and balanced appreciation of the principles and some of the practical aspects of enteral and parental nutrition. To provide knowledge of the pathogenesis of common diseases in which diet has been implicated.

Staff Contact: Dr Peter Grabowski
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study, Presentation/debate assignment
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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