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Food for Thought

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Course Description

We all have different nutritional needs depending on our metabolism, when and how often we eat, and whether we are stressed or relaxed.  We shall look at the links between food and lifestyle, and see how we can best match our nutritional needs to our eating behaviour.

Food for a balanced diet

The relationship of food to mind and mood

Food as medicine

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in learning more about the links between diet, health and lifestyle.

Learning and Teaching

There will be lectures, discussions and case studies.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

There will be a multiple choice questionnaire plus a portfolio of coursework, to include analysis of a food diary and a presentation.

Reading suggestions

Haas, E.M. Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The complete guide to diet and nutritional medicine.
Garrow, J.S. and James, W.P.T. (1999) Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Churchill Livingstone,
Clarke, J. Body Foods for Life
Holford, P. (1998) The Optimum Nutritional Bible: The book you have to read if you care about your health. Piatkus Books.
Thompson, J. and manore, M. (2009) Nutrition an Applied Approach (2nd ed.) Pearson

Benjamin Cummings.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.