Pre-requisites: Appropriate progression through assignments and examinations for MMedSci degree

MED611, MED612, MED613, MED614, MED615

Aims/Description: This unit aims to develop abilities in information retrieval from appropriate sources, and synthesis and critical analysis of published literature. Students will write a 2-3,000 word essay on a contemporary nutritional issue, choosing one question from 20 titles. Titles are updated each year to keep abreast of developments in nutrition research, and this is an opportunity for students to develop an in-depth understanding of a topical, sometimes controversial nutritional issue. Students will discuss titles of interest with members of staff before making their choice and will receive personal advice and guidance from staff members during the assignment period.

Staff Contact: Dr Peter Grabowski
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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