|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To develop understanding of the basic principles underpinning human nutrition.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Distinguish between macro and micro-nutrients in relation to chemical structures, functions and sources.|
||Identify the metabolic pathways through which food sources are broken down to provide fuel for the body.|
||Explain nutritional principles in relation to different stages of the lifespan.|
||Provide evidence-based nutritional recommendations.|
Indicative Module Content
Features, functions and sources of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids and proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals); energy balance and control of energy homeostasis; fluid and electrolytes; energy systems and metabolism; digestion and absorption; nutritional recommendations throughout the lifespan.
Indicative Student Workload
|78||Mode of Delivery|
Lectures supported by practical sessions and tutorial based discussions.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Component 1 will be assessed by an examination
|1.||ROSS, C. A., 2014. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 11th ed. London: Lipincott, Williams and Williams.|
|2.||LANGLEY-EVANS, S. C., 2009. Nutrition: A Lifespan Approach. London: Wiley Blackwell.|
|3.||THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 2009. Introduction to Human Nutrition. 2nd ed. London: Wiley Blackwell.|
|4.||McCARDLE, W.D., KATCH, F.I. and KATCH V.L., 2014. Exercise Physiology, energy, nutrition and human performance. 8th ed. London: Lipincott, Williams and Williams.|
A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.