Course Description

Course Name

Advances in Nutrition and Health

Session: VLNS3421

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


Assessment: laboratory report (2000 words) [40%], group presentation on a recent research based innovation in nutrition [30%], abstract for talk (following journal guidelines in the style of abstract submitted for a scientific conference) [30%]

Nutrition is an evolving subject and as such there have been major developments in the last decade. Using examples of recent research this module will explore the relationship between nutrition, diet and health and make students critically aware of recent advances and innovations in the field. The role of ‘omics’ technology in Nutrition, the development of personalised nutrition, interactions between diet, genes and disease and the role of phytochemicals in health and gastrointestinal health will be considered as well as interactions between nutrition and the immune system. Furthermore new research in obesity will be explored including advances in energy balance research, techniques to assess body composition and the role and regulation of appetite and hormones. This module will further build on and consolidate nutrition and health knowledge gained in the first two years of study further advancing analysis and communication skills. Furthermore this module will promote a critical awareness of key areas of research and advances in the field of nutrition and health.

*Course content subject to change