2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FOOD3132 Food Science and Nutrition Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes
10 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Dr Mahmood Akhtar
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is mutually exclusive with
|FOOD5132M||Food Science and Nutrition Research: Recent Revelations and|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryStudents will select 8 symposium sessions of current PhD and Postdoctoral research projects in food science and/or nutrition. The symposiums will be delivered by current PhD, Postdoctoral or Academic staff as well as experts from outside the School on areas concerning their research. Students will need to provide summaries of the symposium with an in-depth critique of a chosen symposium/research topic. The detailed analysis will require additional independent research to describe the specific aspects, e.g. methodology, strengths and weaknesses of chosen approaches, areas of scientific dispute and relevant advances in the understanding of the topic. Learning will be evidenced through a 6000 word report.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will have an understanding of the application of the principles of basic science to a range of problems in food science and/or nutrition research with particular emphasis on topics which are currently being investigated.
1) Increase understanding of the basic principles of food science and/or nutrition research
2) be aware of current problems as investigated in various research topics
3) learn new methodologies for investigating food science and/or nutrition problems
Module content will depend upon the range of research seminars presented in the course year. This will vary from year to year but will broadly be in the school research group themes of Food Science and Nutrition. Students will be able to select specific research seminar topics of interest. Seminar titles and timetables will be provided at the beginning of the semester.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||82.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyPreparation and revision for exams: 70 hours
Reading for lectures: 30 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress will monitored through attendance of seminar sessions and communication with module leader to obtain advice.
Seminar notes need to be included in seminar notebook and numbered (with dates, titles, and speaker). At the end of semester 2, notebooks will be inspected by module leader. Seminars are not recorded and will not be available on Minerva (some exceptional circumstances are possible). Though attendance and the presentation of notes are required for the completion of the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||Report providing seminar summaries (1000 words) and a detailed description of one selected seminar/research topic (5000 word limit)||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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