Neurobiology of Nutrition

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMBM011-05
Vaknaam Neurobiology of Nutrition
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Neurobiology of Nutrition
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) assess ingestive behavior/nutrients in relation to energy balance and activity, and the interactions hereof with other
behaviors cq. emotions.
2) propose a testable hypotheses based on appropriately selected literature;
3) design experiments to test the formulated hypotheses related to nutrition and behavior;
4) critically judge, and evaluate their designed experiments of their own and others;
5) critically evaluate the obtained data from their own and other experiments.
Omschrijving The aim of the course Neurobiology of Nutrition is to provide a basis for (human) ingestive behavior in relation to energy balance and
activity, and the interactions hereof with other behaviors cq. emotions.
The Lectures include:
1) Introduction into Neurobiology of Nutrition
2) Measuring Food intake
3) Coping style
4) Nutrition and depression
5) Stress and Nutrition
6) Food products
7) Taste perception
8) Food reward
Based on the lectures 1), 2) and 3) students in groups of 4 each will develop a main experiment in the realm of Neurobiology of Nutrition, which they will introduce in an oral presentation, and this will be carried out during the course. Finally, they will have to present the outcome of this experiment (pitch talk), and each student will write a report on it. In addition, each student group (of 4 each) will prepare two lectures on state of the art issues based on the remaining lectures, which they will present orally.
Uren per week 40
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(All parts are mandatory. If a student misses a part, a repair assignment will be asked.)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(The final grade exists of the two short project presentations (20% each), final presentation on the research project (20%), and final report (40%). The presentations will be graded by peers (50%) and teachers (50%). To pass the course a grade of at least 5.5 for each item is required.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. G. van Dijk
Docent(en) dr. B. Buwalda ,prof. dr. A.J.W. Scheurink ,prof. dr. G. van Dijk
Verplichte literatuur
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Extensive information is available on Nestor
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Biology or Life Science-oriented programs.
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