Nutrition Related Diseases

Course content

The focus will be on non-communicable diseases in adults and the effect of diet/nutrient intake on these. Main topics are: Malnutrition (obesity and undernutrition); metabolic syndrome; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; food allergies, food intolerance, osteoporosis and cancer.

 

Education

MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
MSc Programme in Clinical Nutrition

Learning outcome

The main objective of the course is to give the student an understanding of the relation between diet, nutrition and non-communicable diseases in adulthood.

After completing the course the students should be able to:

Knowledge:
- Be able to describe the pathogenesis of the most important life style related non-communicable diseases (i.e the metabolic syndrome, T2DM, CVD and cancer)
- Be able to describe the effects of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on prevention and treatment of some non-communicable diseases (including risk factors for these diseases)

Skills:
- Be able to discuss and reflect on the effect of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on prevention and treatment of the most life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to explain and discuss the mechanisms behind the influence of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on non-communicable diseases on a systemic as well as, organ, tissue and cellular level
- Be able to critical read and understand the scientific literature within the field

Competences:
- Be able to evaluate different risk factors for life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to critical assess the effect of life style on risk factors and development of life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to recommend relevant life style changes based on the evolution of the risk factors
- Be able to teach the pathogenesis as well as the effect of life style on prevention and treatment of life style related non-communicable diseases on a scientific level
- Be able to communicate the pathogenesis as well as the effect of life style on prevention and treatment of life style related non-communicable diseases on a non- scientific level

Lectures, theoretic exercises and discussions in plenum.

Course compendium will be for sale from Academic Books at the beginning of the course.

Other course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.

LLEK10264U Nutrition Physiology or similar knowledge, skills and compentences.

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 3 hours under invigilation
Description of Examination: 3 hour written examination - essay and multiple choice test.
Weight: Examination 100% (of which 70% is based on the essay part and 30% on the multiple choice part).

The course has been selected for ITX exam at Peter Bangs Vej.
Aid
Only certain aids allowed

Only Danish-English dictionary and English-Danish dictionary allowed.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see "Learning Outcome".

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 40
  • Colloquia
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 123
  • Exam
  • 3
  • English
  • 206