Human Nutrition BSc Honours

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  • Course description
    Human Nutrition BSc Honours.

    Course summary:

    Public and media interest in what we eat has never been greater. Emerging as one of the most popular sciences, human nutrition integrates knowledge from diverse areas of science to present a uni?ed view of this dynamic discipline and its applications. You will examine how nutrients and eating patterns impact on health and well-being, and the role of diet in both health and disease.

    We have well-equipped laboratories in all bioscience disciplines, including a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole-body metabolism and determination of body composition. A lively research culture is re?ected in current studies into metabolic features underlying obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2, nutritional intervention in over- and under-nourished populations, chronic disease nutritional epidemiology, and exercise and nutritional interventions for metabolic health.

    In Years 2 and 3, students on the degree can choose to follow a theme focusing on Human Nutrition or can select the theme of ‘Human Nutrition with Exercise Science’, which focuses on the role that exercise and nutrition play in all aspects of human health and disease.

    The course presents you with an understanding of the molecular and physiological basis of the relationship between nutrition and human health and performance. You will study modules which cover the relevant aspects of human nutrition, physiology, public health, biochemistry and psychology.

    The learning and teaching of the course relies on a mixture of face-to-face teaching and tutorial sessions, laboratory-based practicals, research seminars, and independent study, with classroom-based activities supported by online study material.

    Assessment methods include open and closed exams, essays, laboratory reports, literature reviews, oral presentations, in-class tests, dissertations and portfolios. 

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