Cancelled Nutrition, Growth and Development
The focus of the course is nutrient requirements during different life stages with emphasis on nutrient requirement during the growth phases. Lectures and practicals will contain topics such as 1) Nutrition and pregnancy, 2) Nutrition and foetal development, 3) Nutrition and growth (growth phases: infancy, weaning, early childhood, late childhood and adolescence).
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
The main objective of the course is to give the student an
understanding of the relation between nutrition, growth,
development and health from conception to adolescence.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
- Describe basic principles for growth and development in different life stages
- Describe relations between nutrients and growth and development
- Define methods to assess nutrition status in different life stages
- Reflect upon nutritional requirements in different life stages
- Refer to nutrient related diseases in different life stages
- Refer to theories about early nutrition/growth and later diseases
- Discuss the mechanism behind relations between nutrients, growth and development
- Choose correct methods to evaluate nutritional status in different life stages
- Assess the rationale for nutritional requirements and recommendations in different life stages
- Explain relation between nutrition and specific nutrient related diseases
- Manage simple methods like growth charts for evaluation of growth
- Discuss the principles for calculation of nutrient requirements in different life stages
- Make recommendations to prevent nutrient related diseases
- Assess and explain theories about early nutrition/growth and later diseases
The course is based on topics with coherent blocks of lectures and group practicals containing a survey of existing literature and a written reports including one on a self-selected topic. These reports will be used as background for the oral examination of each individual student.
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
The participants are expected to have knowledge of basic human
nutrition before signing up for this course.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
The students deliver a group report on growth. Feedbacks are given in plenum through discussion and presentation of the correct answers. In these sessions peerfeedback are also used.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 15 minutes
- Type of assessment details
- Description of the oral examination: Questions to course report and curriculum.
- Only certain aids allowed
Only course report with notes.
- 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)
- Theory exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 1
- No restrictions.
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
- Faculty of Science
- Christian Mølgaard (2-727c4f7d7487823d7a843d737a)
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