Advanced Metabolism & Nutrition

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode MLBMS06
Vaknaam Advanced Metabolism & Nutrition
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Leerdoelen The student will gain the latest insights on how nutrition regulates metabolism and how unbalanced nutrition may lead to disease. Furthermore, the student will learn about sophisticated research technologies applied in the field. The student will perform nutrition studies in humans and animals and will present the outcome of the scientific research in written reports.
Omschrijving The importance of nutrition for the development of mostly chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity is well recognized nowadays. The knowledge on how nutrition may benefit health and healthy aging is increasing steadily. Many regulatory mechanisms exist in the body that determine the storage and catabolism of food components used for energy supply. In addition, food contains micronutrients and bioactive compounds that provide protective effects against damaging products of metabolism such as oxygen radicals. After finishing this course, students will have gained knowledge on:
1: processes and regulatory mechanisms involved in metabolism
2: research strategies that are applied to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between nutrition, metabolism and disease
3: performing nutrition studies in humans and animals
4: presenting the outcome of scientific research in written reports
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Lectures (15 hrs))
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Written exam (ST, minimal grade needed 5.5),PR 1 (human nutrition study) 20%, PR 2 (energy metabolism study) 30% , Grade of course: 50% (ST) and 50% (PR1 & PR2))
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. J.K. Kruit
Docent(en) and others , Guest Lecturer(s) ,prof. dr. G. van Dijk
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Handouts of lectures
Entreevoorwaarden Assumed is that students have familiarity with basic knowledge in nutrition and metabolism (e.g course unit Metabolisme en Voeding, Integrative Neurobiology and/or Metabole regulatie research).
Opmerkingen minimum 4 students, maximum 30 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biology  (Electives/Optional modules) - semester I a keuze
MSc Biology  ( Specialization Behaviour and Neurosciences) - semester I a keuze
MSc Biomedical Sciences  (Master modules (BMS)) - semester I a keuze
MSc Food, Nutrition and Sustainable Health (in ontwikkeling)  (Science, Business and Policy profile) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Food, Nutrition and Sustainable Health (in ontwikkeling)  (Research profile) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Food, Nutrition and Sustainable Health (in ontwikkeling)  (Research profile) 2 semester I a verplicht