HNUT40070 Nutrients in the Life Cycle
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module provides an overview of nutrition during each life stage, commencing in utero, and continuing throughout the life cycle. It will discuss the biology of development, growth, maturation and aging and its impact on nutrition requirements, how to assess diet and nutrition status and how nutritional requirements can be achieved in the context of each major life stage. This module will encourage the student to critically analyse the beneficial and adverse outcomes of various nutrient intakes and dietary patterns on the nutritional status and well-being of humans during the life cycle.
It is only available for students taking the ONLINE Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or MSc in Food, Nutrition and Health.
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to
• Understand critical nutritional factors that contribute to healthy growth, development and functional capacity throughout life.
• Describe the nutritional requirements of women before and during pregnancy and lactation, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
• Assess and evaluate nutritional status at different life stages.
• Critique and justify nutritional solutions targeted at different life stages to promote, improve or maintain health.
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