10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition and the relevance of nutrition to healthy ageing. The module covers dietary constituents, energy and nutrient handling, assessment of nutritional status, energy balance and the dietary determinants of disease. All material will be taught with an emphasis on ageing. The module is delivered through lectures accessed through e-learning, problem solving exercises and directed independent study.

Staff Contact: Laszlo Tecsi
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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