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Postgraduate Course: Nutritional Factors and Ergogenic Aids (EDUA11055)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe discipline of Sport and Exercise Nutrition is defined as "the science of the effects of diet and dietary components on the performance of the individual, and of how exercise affects the metabolism of nutrients in the body and the body's requirements for nutrients" (Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) definition).

The course will examine current knowledge of macronutrients, micronutrients, fluids and dietary supplements. The connections between current research evidence and current recommendations for nutrition in a range of sports and populations will be examined.

This course will require students to demonstrate their understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses to physical activity and exercise in relation to current thinking in sports nutrition. Students will also gain an appreciation of how scientific knowledge can be translated into practice in an applied setting with the aim of benefiting performance in training and competition.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination - 2hrs (weighting 50% of module)
Assignment - 2000 words (weighting 50% of module)
Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching, seminars and practicals throughout the semester. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided for all assessments on this course.

Formative feedback - Individual feedforward will be given to each student relating to both the written and the graphical aspects of the assessed assignment. This will be done in advance of the assessed assignment submission.

Summative Feedback - Individual written feedback will be available for the assignment. In addition detailed cohort feedback document discussing the assignment and some common problems and successes will be available. The feedback given to last year's students will be available too. A detailed cohort feedback document discussing the examination and some common problems and successes will be available. The exam feedback given to last year's students will be available too.

All students are able to request one to one meetings with course tutors to review their exam or assignment.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge of current thinking and current recommendations in nutrition for sport and exercise
  2. Communicate sport nutrition knowledge to a range of audiences with different levels of expertise
  3. Use a needs analysis approach synthesise and critically review nutritional knowledge appropriate to a range of sport and exercise scenarios and to use judgement where available data are incomplete
  4. Recognise ethical issues in applied sports nutrition such as those surrounding anti-doping regulations and disordered eating
  5. Collect, analyse, Interpret and evaluate a range of different types of complex sport nutrition data
Learning Resources
Maughan, R. J. (2013). The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition (Vol. 19). John Wiley & Sons.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
(1) have critical knowledge and understanding of the current research evidence relating to strength and conditioning interventions
(2) have critical knowledge and understanding of current strength and conditioning recommendations and practice across populations, with an emphasis on sports performance
(3) have a critical understanding of research methods employed within the area of strength & conditioning

(4) be able to search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant literature and information in order to develop their knowledge and understanding relating to strength and conditioning

(5) be able to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in academic activities, including decision making on the basis of independent thought

(6) be able to communicate using oral and written methods to specialist (e.g., staff, strength and conditioning coaches, sport scientists) and non-specialist audiences (e.g., athletes, research participants)
(7) be able to identify and effectively communicate with relevant individuals and organisations beyond their immediate environment

(8) have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to problems and issues in strength and conditioning
(9) be able to transfer knowledge, skills and abilities from one professional context to another (e.g., sports vs. health context, or between different sports)
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hours per week contact typically comprising 1hr lecture and 1hr workshop/tutorial
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Dave Saunders
Tel: (0131 6)51 4121
Course secretaryMs Cristina Roman
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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