Human Nutrition II - Nutrients in Life Stages

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Nutrition II - Nutrients in Life Stages

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Requirements: Food, Diet and Health (FDSC10010) or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module will cover the key physiology and biological changes that occur from pregnancy through to old age, with an emphasis on the importance of nutrients during these different stages of the lifespan. Other areas of study will be an introduction to nutrition epidemiology and the relationship between diet and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity, cancer and diabetes.

    This module will contribute to the development of the following COMPETENCIES that are CORE to your development as a professional in Food Science:
    - Communication skills (i.e., oral and written communication, listening)
    - Food laws and regulations (Know government regulations required for the manufacture and sale of food products).
    - Critical thinking/problem solving skills (i.e., creativity, common sense, resourcefulness, scientific reasoning, analytical thinking, etc.)

    This module will be examined during the Spring Break in March.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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