Nutrition Related Diseases
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.
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
Kandidatuddannelsen i klinisk ernæring
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:
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
Will be announced at Absalon.
Knowledge, skills and compentences in the field of nutrition
physiology are recommended.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
Oral feedback will be given collectively when reviewing exercises performed during lectures.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written examination, 3 hours under invigilationDescription of Examination: 3 hour written examination - essay and multiple choice test.
Weight: Examination 100% (of which 50% is based on the essay part and 50% on the multiple choice part).
The course has been selected for ITX exam on Peter Bangs Vej.
- 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)
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
- No restrictions.
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
- Department of Veterinary Disease Biology
- Faculty of Science
- Anders Mikael Sjödin (4-6a767c7349776e817c37747e376d74)
- Thea Toft Hansen (3-7c706948766d807b36737d366c73)
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