NNEK17001U Thematic Course: Human Nutrition
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
The course is aimed at performing systematic reviews and meta-analyses based on self-selected topics from the human nutrition field (natural science aspects). The lectures and exercises cover systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and animal and cell studies used for human nutrition studies as well as academic writing (IMRAD) and presentation techniques. The group work will apply the systematic literature search and meta-analysis methodologies to a self-selected topic under supervision. The focus of the course is to understand the main principles of nutrition research and provide training in independent evaluation of evidence. The project work is finalized by a report (systematic review paper) and defended at an oral examination.
• Knowledge of mechanistic evidence from animal and cell studies as models for human nutrition
• Knowledge of the scientific literature that relates to the hypothesis of the systematic review
• Knowledge of the systematic review and meta-analysis methodologies
• Knowledge of academic writing and presentation
• Identify and describe a well-defined hypothesis related to nutritional science
• Author a systematic review to provide evidence to support the hypothesis
• Develop a meta-analysis based on the systematic review
• Discuss the results from the systematic review
• Communicate the results of the systematic review using academic writing (review paper)
• Communicate the results of the systematic review orally
• Evaluation of different scientific methodologies in relation to the hypothesis
• Critically evaluate the results of the project and its relevance to nutritional science
• Discuss the nutritional significance and implications of the results for key groups
Relevant course material will be uploaded on Absalon.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutesDescription of Examination: The examination is oral and each student is examined individually. The students present a self-selected section of the group report and defend the entire report. Each student is evaluated individually.
- Exam registration requirements
Submission of final group report.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors.
If the student did not fulfill the exam registration requirements, it is possible to do this before the re-exam. To register for the re-exam, the student must hand in a 10-page report on a topic chosen by the course responsible two weeks prior to re-exam. The examination is oral (20 min), and the student will present and defend the report.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see "Learning Outcome".
- Theory exercises
- Project work