Advanced Metabolism & Nutrition

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode MLBMS06
Vaknaam Advanced Metabolism & Nutrition
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Advanced Metabolism & Nutrition
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) debate the relationship between nutrition, metabolism and chronic diseases
2) illustrate the different regulatory mechanisms involved in energy metabolism
3) summarize research strategies that are applied to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between nutrition, metabolism and disease
4) formulate research questions and design research to study nutrition and metabolism
5) present the outcome of 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. 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.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Lectures (16 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) prof. dr. B.M. Bakker , Guest Lecturer(s) ,dr. ir. M.H. Oosterveer ,dr. T. Plosch ,prof. dr. D.J. Reijngoud ,prof. dr. K. Thedieck ,dr. U.J.F. Tietge ,prof. dr. G. van Dijk
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Handouts of lectures
Entreevoorwaarden Presumed prior knowledge of molecular of “Molecular Biology and Medical Biology” and “Bio-organic Chemistry” as taught in these courses (WLB07018 and WLB0702)
https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/show?code=WLB07018
https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/show?code=WLB0702
Opmerkingen minimum 4 students, maximum 30 students
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