NNEK14015U Experimental Nutrition Physiology
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
MSc Programme in Clinical Nutrition
Introduction to and practical use of methods of measuring/assessing nutritional status including methods of measuring energy metabolism, body composition, biochemical parameters, and nutrient intake. Introduction to study design and dissemination including study planning, protocol writing, report writing, and oral data presentation. Introduction to statistical methods used in evaluating nutritional status.
- To understand the principles behind study design and different scientific methods used in nutritional research.
- To understand the role of different factors that influence the validity of an experiment and the parameters that describes the quality of analyses.
- To understand the principles behind the methods used in research to assess energy requirements and energy expenditure, and discuss their pros and cons.
- To understand the principles behind the methods used in research to assess dietary food intake, and discuss their pros and cons.
- To understand the principles behind the methods used in research for anthropometric measurements, and discuss their pros and cons.
- To understand the role of biological and laboratory factors in assessment of micronutrient status and reflect on the use of appropriate biological materials, as well as discuss the pros and cons of different biomarkers as methods for evaluation of nutrient intake and status in a research set-up.
- To understand the principles behind basic statistical methods used for data analyses.
- Be able to use, and critically evaluate, all the mentioned methods used for nutritional study design and status assessment.
- Be able to perform basic statistical analyses and critically evaluate biological data.
- Be able to design, perform, document and present own methodological study used for determination of energy and nutritional status.
- To evaluate and critically judge scientific results.
- To work in a proactive manner to assure own learning outcome.
- To work both independently and in a students’ group.
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentOral examinationEvaluation is based on the final report and the oral presentation session.
The oral presentation session is carried out in groups and consists of 1) a presentation of the report 2) examination by the censor, 3) questions from the opponent group, and 4) opponent task for one other group. Each student must participate actively in the presentation session in order to pass the course.
Presentation and examination is carried out in plenum.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner.
The student should hand-in the revised report two weeks before the re-examination.
The re-examination will be oral and based on presentation of a report.
Durration: 10 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.
- Theory exercises