Lifecourse Nutrition and Health
In this course we focus on nutritional requirements during specific stages of the lifecourse and the role of optimal nutrition for health including growth, development, maintenance and disease prevention. The specific life stages include pregnancy and fetal life; infancy and toddlerhood; childhood and adolescence; and old age. The course addresses the nutritional requirements in relation to the physiological changes during each of these stages with particular focus on under- and overnutrition and selected nutrition-related diseases and functions as well as sustainable diets. We will also address life stage specific tools and guidelines for assessing nutritional status. The course consists of lectures, theoretical exercises, quizzes and group work with report writing and peer feedback on a specific nutrition topic related to one of the life stages.
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
- Describe basic physiological changes during pregnancy and fetal life; infancy and toddlerhood; childhood and adolescence; and old age.
- Describe methods to assess nutritional status in these specific life stages.
- Describe relations between nutrition, growth, development and health
- Explain the physiological rationale for nutritional requirements, dietary reference values and guidelines in specific life stages.
- Explain methods to evaluate nutritional status and growth during specific life stages.
- Explain the relation between nutrition and overweight, underweight, bone health, brain function and other nutrition related issues.
- Critically choose and apply relevant methods for assessment of growth and nutritional status in specific life stages.
- Discuss relations between nutrition and health including growth, development, maintenance and disease prevention in specific life stages.
Lectures, theoretical exercises and group work.
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
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.
Quizzes with feedback on correct answers
Peer feedback at an opponent’s seminar.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
- Type of assessment details
- Questions relating to the learning outcomes of the course.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
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 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
- Faculty of Science
- Camilla Trab Damsgaard (3-6576664270677a75306d7730666d)
- Inge Tetens (3-6b76674270677a75306d7730666d)
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