HUMAN NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE - 2020/1
Module code: BMS2071
This module provides an introduction to human nutrition for all students on nutrition-based degree programmes, with a focus on human nutrition for sport and exercise.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
HULTON Andrew (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: B400
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 110
Tutorial Hours: 38
Practical/Performance Hours: 2
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Amino acids; Maintenance growth and protein turnover. Essentiality and metabolic function. Nitrogen balance and determination of protein quality. Animal and vegetable sources of protein.
- Fatty acids; essentiality and metabolic function. Lipoproteins and atherosclerosis. n-6/n-3 PUFA; inflammation and immunity
- Glycaemic Index/Load. Dietary Fibre; Pre/probiotics
- Atwater factors; Energy balance
- Macronutrient MCQ in –class test on all of the above
- Bone minerals and Vit. D
- Oxidative Stress
- Vitamins A, B vits, C, E
- Minerals: Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium
- Micronutrients group presentations
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||MCQ TEST 1 (30 QUESTIONS EACH)||15|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP PRESENTATION||35|
|Examination||UNSEEN EXAM (1 HOUR)||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- 1 summative MCQ test (each with 30 questions in 30 minutes covering half the taught module) – 15%
- Group presentation on Micronutrients – 35%
- Unseen exam: 1 hours, 2 essay questions out of 4 (Part A: 1 of 2; Part B: 1 of 2) – 50%
Formative assessment and feedback
- Summary feedback on exam performance for all questions in the exam (within 4 weeks of exam sitting)
- Formative assessment provided through revision/review tutorials spread over the module
- • To provide a sound understanding of nutritional principles in relation to the macronutrient and micronutrient components of the diet
- • To provide an understanding of the biochemical characteristics nutrients in the human diet; function, requirements, absorption, transport and metabolism.
- • To illustrate the concepts of nutrient essentiality.
- • To develop the concepts of energy and nitrogen balance, metabolic demand, efficiency of utilisation and practically useful values for nutrient content of food
- • To provide an understanding of food sources of macro- and micronutrients, the extent of intakes in the whole UK population and the important issues relating to human health.
- • To develop the concept of food quality and an optimum diet with reference to animal and plant sources of macronutrients, and to highlight the role of macronutrients in the aetiology of disease including, protein energy malnutrition, obesity, cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
- • To provide an understanding of the use of nutritional ergogenic aids for sport and exercise.
|001||Describe the energy content of the macronutrients in food and understand their interrelationships in both energy and substrate provision in maintenance, growth and development||KP|
|002||Describe both the principal methods used in measuring food intakes in individuals and populations and the characteristics of current food intakes in the UK population||KP|
|003||Discuss the potential influences of macronutrient intakes on chronic disease states||KP|
|004||Describe the symptoms of micronutrient deficiency and appreciate the consequences of excessive consumption.||KP|
|005||Describe the dietary sources and metabolic functions of the nutritionally important micronutrients||KP|
|006||Describe the main nutritional ergogenic aids that are commonly consumed within sports and exercise for performance or health gains||KP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce the students comprehensively to all aspects of human nutrition in anticipation of both health and/or performance related placements and more detailed modules at level 3.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures (4 hrs/week with some free weeks for revision and consolidation of knowledge)
- Revision tutorials
- Electronic voting
- In-class summative MCQ tests
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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