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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOOD3071 Diet and Cardiovascular Health

10 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Christine Bosch
Email: C.Bosch@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Pass at 2nd year level in suitable University programme

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

On completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and understanding of the functions of food and nutrients and their relationship to health and disease, and will be aware of recent advances in specific topics.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge and understanding of the functions of food and nutrients and their relationship to health and disease, and will be aware of recent advances in specific topics.

Syllabus

Introduction to BSc module and concepts in Diet and Cardiovascular Health
Endothelial function and dysfunction
Cardiovascular health and diet
Role and mechanism of dietary fats in atherosclerosis
Phytochemical bioavailability and bioactivity
Tea, coffee, cocoa and citrus evidence explored for cardiovascular health
Folate and fructose and health: role of diet-gene interactions
Hypertension and dietary interventions
Dietery patterns and evidence for cardiovascular outcome

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture141.0014.00
Seminar61.006.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Private study on lecture material and examination preparation: 56 hours
- Directed reading: 24 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From attendance at lectures throughout the semester.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Exam with advance information on questions2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

One question is pre-seen and compulsory, one is an MCQ (20 questions) and one is a choice of 3 questions

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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