Nutrition in Cardiovascular Health

Rationale:

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major cause of disease in modern society, contributing approximately to a third of all deaths in men and women (BHF, 2012). The implication of diet as a causative agent in cardiovascular disease remains an ongoing and important research area. This module will explore the aetiology of cardiovascular disease from a nutrition perspective, examine the role of diet as a primary and secondary prevention therapy and relate this to nutritional policies currently in place.

 

Module Code: XN7404
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: Contact Admissions

 

Module Aims:

  • To consolidate the knowledge and understanding that implicate the role of diet and nutrition in the aetiology of cardiovascular disease.
  • To consider the evidence, and relative risk of diet exposure and lifestyle in the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • To examine and critically evaluate the population nutrient intake goals and policy in chronic disease: prevention, primary and secondary intervention.
  • To explore the relative strengths of intervention modes (eg. pharmacological) against reducing dietary exposure (eg. fat).

The module is delivered using an evidence-based, concept-driven approach

 

Module Outcomes:

By the end of the module students will be able to:

1. Discern between the relative strength of evidence of diet exposure and lifestyle risk in the development of cardiovascular disease.

2. Formulate strategic direction and recommendations for nutrition policy and research.

3. Enable people, either as individuals or as a population, to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle and take effective action to change their nutrition behaviour.

4. Advocate convincing associations for reducing cardiovascular risk through the medium of diet and lifestyle.

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:

The module will provide a platform to identify and discuss current research and nutritional practice related to cardiovascular disease. Participants undertaking this module will develop skills in the critical evaluation of new research/theories in the field of cardiovascular disease, and will gain further transferable skills in literacy and communication, self-directed learning and practical problem solving.

 

Who to contact:

For further information on the module content please contact:

Prof Stephen Fallows

Module Leader

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Telephone: 01244 513407

Email: clinicalsciences@chester.ac.uk   

For an application pack please contact:

Health and Social Care Admissions

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Tel: 01244 511000

Email: hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk