SCQF Level: 10
Module Code: FOD401
Credit Value: 20
Term: Term 1
School: School of Science, Engineering & Technology
This module will cover methods use in nutritional epidemiology with its limitations and benefits. The module will provide information related to design, implementation and analysis of epidemiologic studies that address questions of dietary intake and nutritional status.
The aim of this module is to provide the student with an understanding of nutritional epidemiology and its importance in the prevention of diseases.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the different methods of assessing nutritional and physical activity and how to overcome its limitations.
2. Explain the different study designs in nutritional epidemiology.
3. Discuss the methods to establish link diet between chronic diseases.
4. Appraise the importance of nutritional epidemiology in driving public health agendas.
1 Nutritional and physical activity assessment methods.
(revision and limitations)
2 Nutrition epidemiology – an overview.
3 Study designs in nutritional epidemiology.
4 Biomarkers in nutritional epidemiology.
5 Methods to establish link between diet and chronic diseases.
6 Measuring exposure and outcomes
7 Biostatistics (applied to nutritional epidemiology).
8 Significance of evaluation of nutrition in maintaining and driving public health agendas.
Significance of evaluation of nutrition in maintaining and driving public health agendas.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This module is designed to provide the student with an understanding of nutritional epidemiology and its importance in the prevention of diseases. Students will take part in interactive lectures and will work in small groups to discuss issues around these areas.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||10|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||24|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.