2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FOOD2175 Literature Review in Food Science and Nutrition
10 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Prof. Michael Rappolt
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesFOOD 2170, FOOD2171, FOOD2180, FOOD2181
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will have carried out an in depth review of the application of fundamental scientific principles to the study of a given problem in the field of food studies, nutrition, diet and health. Students will be able to critically assess scientific material.
Students will be able to:
carry out library and on-line searches,
Plan a literature review,
show an ability to critically review primary literature,
be able to read and write in an adequate scientific manner
Library skills for searching and retrieval of specific information; communication skills; technical and scientific writing skills; interpretation and assessment of data and published research work.
Students will usually be given training in library searching techniques, referencing, and in scientific reading and writing. Students will be given a limited choice of subjects, which are topics in food science, nutrition, or in diet and health. Further training will help define the scope of the review and to provide summaries and critical accounts of aspects of the subject.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||91.00|
|Total Contact hours||9.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyWorkshops on Scientific reading and writing, workshop on literature searching, associated reading and preparation of report. Meetings with supervisor to discuss plan and progress throughout the semesters
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress by literature search workbook, handing a literature review plan, submission of draft of two pages in week 11. The submission of all componants is compulsory to pass the module. Without submission of the plan, students will fail the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||final review||100.00|
|Written Work||literature search workbook- compulsory submission to pass the module||0.00|
|Written Work||literature review plan- compulsory submission to pass the module||0.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resit will be by resubmission of review. The submission of all componants is compulsory to pass the module. Without submission of the plan, students will fail the module.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 04/09/2019
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