A lecture- and seminar-based paper that aims to develop an understanding of the role of nutrition in selected health problems, and to develop research-related writing, seminar presentation, analytical and critical appraisal skills.
This is a self-directed learning and seminar-based paper, which aims to develop the ability to articulate, interpret and evaluate research on a range of selected current topics in nutrition.
About this paper
|Nutrition and Human Health
Semester 2 (On campus)
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- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper explores current issues in human nutrition. It is designed to improve your knowledge, and critical analysis and communication skills.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
This paper is offered both on campus and via distance. In both cases the paper consists of two 2-hour sessions per week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Students will be provided with readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The purpose of this paper is to familiarise and engage the student to examine and discuss selected research areas and topics at an advanced level. In doing so, students will:
- Learn how to critically analyse and interpret original articles published in a wide variety of journals
- Strengthen their understanding of nutrition concepts and issues presented in the scientific literature
- Learn how to construct a research-led teaching lecture and make a professional presentation
- Practise listening, speaking and persuasive skills