Course Description

Course Name

Nutrition of Population Groups

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: dietary case study (1500 words) [50%], unseen written exam (1.5 hours) [50%]

This module is essential for students studying nutrition and health. It aims to develop the nutritional issues developed in the module Principles of Human Nutrition in relation to the maintenance of good health at different stages of the life cycle and in different population groups. At any stage of the lifespan there will be varying influences on the nutritional status and food habits or constraints on dietary intake including such as income, religion, vegetarianism, age, gender and lifestyle. The physiology of growth and ageing and the effects of these on nutritional requirements are studied in this module, alongside the particular requirements of some population groups and how nutritional status is assessed. The application of this knowledge into the provision of advice for the promotion of nutrition for different groups in the population is emphasized in this module in relation to the Association for Nutrition Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance.

*Course content subject to change