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Module Title
Diet and Health Poster

Literature Review, Poster Presentation.

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedAugust 2002
ApprovedApril 2007
Version No.1

Prerequisites for Module

AS1028 Macronutrients and Social Nutrition. AS2023 Micronutrients. AS2027 Life Cycle Nutrition and Introductory Dietetics.

Corequisite Modules

AS3024 Nutritional Epidemiology, AS3023 Nutrition and Food Science.

Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To provide students with the ability to review literature on a nutritional, dietetic or food safety topic in detail, produce critical comments and make conclusions or recommendations.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Perform a literature search using traditional and electronic methods.
2. Evaluate critically published work to produce a written review.
3. Present a scientific poster paper based on the literature review, complying with prescribed format and answering questions appropriately.

Indicative Module Content

Students can choose from themed areas relating to their studies. Subjects offered by tutors are relevant to contemporary issues in nutrition, food science and dietetics. The module is task-driven in that students receive information about specific objectives that must be addressed in their literature reviews. Each student has individual guidance sessions with his/her supervisor and receives a brief that guides the literature review and specific objectives to be addressed in student-centred study. The poster presentations are attended by all students taking the module and posters are prepared to a specific brief.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a student-centred module supported by tutorials and seminars.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

Coursework 1 is the written literature review which is assessed by two members of staff (70% and relates to LOs 1,2). Coursework 2 is a poster presentation which is assessed by a minimum of two members of staff (30% relates to LO3).

Indicative Bibliography

1.No specific books, each student is given a short reference list for the topic as a starting point.

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