Food and Metabolism

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY041-05
Vaknaam Food and Metabolism
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Food and Metabolism
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) state the different basic components of food
2) describe the uptake and transport mechanisms of nutrients
3) explain the relation between energy metabolism and health
4) explain how food influences energy metabolism and how disturbances in energy metabolism can lead to the
development of chronic diseases
5) evaluate food composition on the possible consequences on health
6) summarize scientific literature and indicate in own words the relevance of these studies on the current knowledge in the field metabolism, nutrition and health.
Omschrijving A well balanced diet promotes the functioning of the body and prevents diseases. But what is a healthy diet and what is the connection between nutrition and metabolism? How can disturbances in energy metabolism contribute to the development of chronic diseases? These are the central questions in the course Food and Metabolism. During the course, you will learn the role of nutrition and metabolism in the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the lectures, we will address the structure, function and metabolism of macronutrients. In addition, you will gain more insight into the regulation of metabolism. In the work lectures, you will gain a deeper insight into how specific nutrients and/or disturbances in energy metabolism contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. Under the supervision of an expert, you will perform a literature study in the area of food and metabolic diseases. The results of the literature study will be presented by a presentation and in the form of a scientific literature
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-15hrs, T-10hrs, ASM-40hrs, self-study 75 hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(Exam is mix of multiple choice and open questions 50%, Report 50%. The final grade has to be higher than 5.75 and the students has to have a ‘pass’ for the assignment and the presentation.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. J.K. Kruit
Docent(en) Guest lecturer ,dr. ir. H.J.M. Harmsen ,prof. dr. J.W. Jonker ,dr. J.K. Kruit ,prof. dr. J.A. Kuivenhoven
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Biochemistry, 8th edition, 2015 Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto
Entreevoorwaarden Students should have knowledge regarding the following:
- Basic principles of cellular metabolism
- Basic knowledge of the main biochemical pathways in primary carbon and energy metabolism

Students from other degree programmes than Biology and/or Life Science & Technology who would like to participate in this course unit are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors of the BSc. Biology before enrolling in this course in order to check whether they have meet de entrance requirements. After this contact, students also have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this entire procedure before the official enrollment deadline, results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.

Students from the Bachelor's degree programmes Biology and Life Science & Technology take priority over students from other degree programmes when the course has a maximum capacity.
Opmerkingen Guest lecturers: E. Corpelijn, T. Plosch

Mandatory parts: exam, report, working lecture, presentation, food diary assignment.
If the student would miss a work lecture, the student will need to make a substitute assignment.

Maximum capacity: 120 students
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Biology: major Behaviour and Neurosciences 2 semester II a keuze
BSc Biology: major Biomedical Sciences 2 semester II a keuze
BSc Biology: major Integrative Biology  (Option B: students who follow Res. Project 1 within the major EE) 3 semester II a keuze
BSc Biology: major Molecular Life Sciences 3 semester II a keuze
BSc LS&T: major Molecular Life Sciences (cohort 2018 and 2019) 3 semester II a keuze