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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Thematic Course: Human Nutrition

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 3
Programme level Full Degree Master
ECTS 15 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Lesli Hingstrup Larsen (5-6f686b6f644371687b76316e7831676e)
  • Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Course number: LLEK10204U

Course content

The study into different scientific methodologies is based on self-selected topics from the human nutrition field (natural science aspects). The course starts with some lectures and practicals covering some basic aspects of the nutrition research field and introduction to literature research to support the later group work. There is focus on understanding the main principles of nutrition research and training in an independent evaluation of evidence from published papers. The project work is finalized by a written report following standard principles for academic writing which is then defended at an oral examination. The interactive group work requires good skills in oral and written English.

Learning outcome

 

Knowledge:
• Knowledge about different types of studies (i.e. nutrition epidemiology, intervention studies, animal and cell studies) and the type of evidence they provide. A special focus will be on mechanistic evidence from animal and cell studies
• Knowledge about the scientific literature which relates to the hypothesis of the project

Skills:
• Identify and describe a well-defined hypothesis related to nutritional science
• Provide an analysis of the determination factors and the consequences related to the hypothesis
• Identify studies providing different levels of evidence to support the hypothesis (i.e. nutrition epidemiology, intervention studies, animal and cell studies)
• Compare the scientific evidence provided by the identified studies and provide a literature review related to the hypothesis
• Oral and written communication of the results of the group work to scientists

Competences:
• Be able to use and evaluate different scientific methodologies in studies (i.e. study design, analytical methods) in relation to the hypothesis
• Be able to apply a critical approach when discussing the results of the project and its relation to nutritional science
• Be able to discuss the nutritional significance and implications of the scientific results for the general population
• Be able to provide justified suggestions for future research in the area (i.e. study type, methodology)

 

Recommended prerequisites

LLEK10263U Nutrition Related Diseases
LLEK10249U Evidence, Diet and Health
or similar courses.

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Education

MSc Programme in Human Nutrition

Studyboard

Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

A And B
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Teaching and learning methods

Group work with a series of supporting lectures. The project report is produced under the guidance of a scientific supervisor and a methodological supervisor.

Capacity

A maximum of 45 participants.

Language

English

Literature

Relevant course material will be uploaded on Absalon.

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 40
Theory exercises 12
Guidance 12
Project work 336
Exam 1
Preparation 11
English 412

Exam

Type of assessment

Oral examination, 30 minutes
Description of Examination: The examination is oral and each student is examined individually. The students present a self-selected section of the group report and defend the entire report. Each student is evaluated individually.

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see "Learning Outcome".

Censorship form

No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors.

Re-exam

If the student did not fulfill the exam registration requirements, it is possible to do this before the re-exam. To register for the re-exam, the student must hand in a 10-page report on a topic chosen by the methodological supervisor two weeks prior to re-exam. The examination is oral, and the student will give a presentation of the report and defend the report.  

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