NUTR06018 2019 Nutrition through the life stages

General Details

Full Title
Nutrition through the life stages
Transcript Title
Nutrition through the life sta
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Irina Uzhova
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 202200 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_H08 202400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition

This module introduces the concept of nutrition and special dietary considerations at each stage of the life cycle from pre-conception to nutrition in the older adult with consideration for sub-population groups such as vegetarians, vegans, ethnic minority groups and low-income groups.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Recognise how nutritional needs may change due to age, gender, physical activity and lifestyle factors


Describe the nutritional requirements of people with different cultural/ religious practices that influence their food choice


Demonstrate awareness of current government guidelines in relation to the diet such as infant feeding, weaning, healthy eating and dietary reference values


Consider financial, social and environmental circumstances on diet and nutritional intake


Understand the factors that affect an individual’s, communities’ and population groups’ nutritional needs and practices

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered primarily through lectures and online resources. The information covered will be supported by workshops which will incorporate group activities and student presentations to facilitate student-led learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Learning outcomes for this module will be assessed using class tests, group presentations and written reports focused on particular nutrition related issues/ stages in the life cycle.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to nutrition through the lifecycle

Pre-conception nutrition

Nutrition during pregnancy

Nutrition during lactation

Infant nutrition

Preschool nutrition

Nutrition for children and adolescents

Adult nutrition

Nutrition for the older adults

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Course work Coursework Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop / Seminar Flat Classroom Workshop 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  1. Brown, JE, Isaacs, JS, Krinke, UB, Lechtenberg, E, Murtaugh, MA, Sharbaugh, C, Splett, PL, Stang, J, Wooldridge, NH (2018) Nutrition through the lifecycle. 7th Edition. Cengage Learning.
  2. Gibney, MJ, Lanham-New, SA, Cassidy, A, Vorster HH (2009) Introduction to Human Nutrition. 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
  3. Gandy J (2014) Manual of Dietetic Practice. 5th Ed. Blackwell Publishing.


Journal Resources

The Journal of Nutrition

British Journal of Nutrition

URL Resources

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