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: inflammation; obesity; undernutrition; metabolic syndrome; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; osteoporosis and cancer.
MSc Programme in Clinical Nutrition
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
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 invigilationWritten assignment
- Type of assessment details
- Written examination, 3 hours under invigilation + essay
assignment during the course.
Description of Examination: 3 hour written examination - essay and multiple choice test.
Weight: Examination 100% (of which 40% is based on the essay part under invigilation and 50% on the multiple choice part under invigilation + 10% essay assignment handed in during the course (evaluation of the latter part will be included as a part of the final evaluation).
The course has been selected for ITX exam
See important information about ITX-exams at Study Information, menu point: Exams -> Exam types and rules -> Written on-site exams (ITX)
- Only certain aids allowed
Only Danish-English dictionary and English-Danish dictionary allowed.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Three assessors including an internal censor not directly involved in the course.
Criteria for exam assessment
Please see "Learning Outcome".
Single subject courses (day)
- Class Instruction
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
- Block 2
- 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
- Department of Veterinary Disease Biology
- Faculty of Science
- Faidon Magkos (3-6970644371687b76316e7831676e)
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