Nutrition, the nutrients and metabolism, 7.5 creditsGrundläggande näringsfysiologi, 7.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from spring 2022.
- Course code
- Course name
- Nutrition, the nutrients and metabolism
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Not applicable
- First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
- Decided by
- Styrelsen för utbildning
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee BioNut
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2022
o Describe the physiological function and metabolism of the macronutrients.
o Explain the energy metabolism and evaluate variations in energy demands due to physical activity level, age and gender as well as physiological and health status.
o Describe the essential micronutrients; their physiological functions, bioavailability, mechanisms of absorption, metabolism, excretion and storage, food sources and relationship to the maintenance of health.
o Describe causes and symptoms of malnutrition and define possible causes.
o Describe the nutrient recommendations, the rationale for them and their application areas.
Discussion assignments are compulsory. The course director assesses if and, in that case, how absence can be compensated.
Limited number of examinations or practical training sessions:
The student has the right to write the exam six times. The number of times that the student has participated in one and the same examination is regarded as an examination session. Submission of a blank examination is regarded as an examination. An examination for which the student registered but not participated in, will not be counted as an examination.
If there are special reasons, or need for adaptions for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to depart from the syllabus's regulations on examination form, number of examination opportunities, possibility of complementation of or exemption from compulsory activities, etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities must not be altered, removed or lowered.
Literature and other teaching aids
14. ed. : Stamford, Conn. : Cengage Learning, cop. 2016 - xxii, 687,  s. ISBN:9781285874340 LIBRIS-ID:17505590 Library search
Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014 LIBRIS-ID:16556096
Sjunde upplagan : Stockholm : Liber,  - 494 sidor ISBN:9789147131075 LIBRIS-ID:kzpg8wbhhtkzbrvs Library search