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Short courses & CPD
Biosciences

Introduction to Food & Nutrition

Food is complicated. We are bombarded with information about the fat and sugar content of food, its vitamins and minerals and the claimed benefits of new products.

 

Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

 

Course overview

What does it all mean? You will be provided with an overview of complex interaction between food and health and introduces key aspects of food science and nutrition.

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Winter university

Start date: Starts Wednesday 18 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

This course has now started.

You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Winter University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. if you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied at your Winter University classes by a parent or a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis). Your designated adult may need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

 

Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Diet & Nutrition:
Essential components of a healthy diet
Sources of dietary components
Energy needs
Consequences of an inadequate diet
Evaluating diet

Food Science & Components:
Food Composition
Fats
Proteins
Carbohydrates
Minor components (minerals, vitamins etc.)
Sensory Evaluation

Food Safety:
Food Microbiology/ Food poisoning
Infectious disease control
Chemical contamination of food
Food spoilage
Preservation
Pest control
Food Safety Management

Public Health & Health Promotion:
Strategies and methodologies to protect and improve health.
Key methods used in the gathering of and analysing public health data.
Analyse topical influencing factors upon the health of individuals and communities.

How you are assessed

In-course assessment

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Winter University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. if you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied at your Winter University classes by a parent or a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis). Your designated adult may need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 
 

Part-time

2023/24 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Start date: Starts Wednesday 18 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
 

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