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FOOD3140 Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr Helen Chappell

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

FOOD3060Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students will have carried out an in-depth literature review on a topic within the fields of Food Science or Nutrition, writing in the defined style of a specific peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Learning outcomes
1. How to plan a literature review
2. Writing up a literature review in the style of a relevant journal


Students will be given a choice of subjects across the fields of Food Science and Nutrition. The aim of the training will be to define the scope of the review and to provide an authoritative account of the chosen field in the style of a specific peer-reviewed journal.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours190.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Study and essay preparation and presentation preparation 190 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From tutorials with supervisor throughout the semester.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:55:42


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