LLEK10252U Nutrition, Growth and Development
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
The focus of the course is nutrient requirements during different life stages with emphasis on nutrient requirement during the growth phases. Lectures and practicals will contain topics such as 1) Nutrition and pregnancy, 2) Nutrition and foetal development, 3) Nutrition and growth (growth phases: infancy, weaning, early childhood, late childhood and adolescence).
The main objective of the course is to give the student an
understanding of the relation between nutrition, growth,
development and health from conception to adolescence.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
- Describe basic principles for growth and development in different life stages
- Describe relations between nutrients and growth and development
- Define methods to assess nutrition status in different life stages
- Reflect upon nutritional requirements in different life stages
- Refer to nutrient related diseases in different life stages
- Refer to theories about early nutrition/growth and later diseases
- Discuss the mechanism behind relations between nutrients, growth and development
- Choose correct methods to evaluate nutritional status in different life stages
- Assess the rationale for nutritional requirements and recommendations in different life stages
- Explain relation between nutrition and specific nutrient related diseases
- Manage simple methods like growth charts for evaluation of growth
- Discuss the principles for calculation of nutrient requirements in different life stages
- Make recommendations to prevent nutrient related diseases
- Assess and explain theories about early nutrition/growth and later diseases
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Theory exercises
- Project work
The students deliver a group report on growth. Feedbacks are given in plenum through discussion and presentation of the correct answers. In these sessions peerfeedback are also used.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 15 minutesDescription of the oral examination: Questions to course report and curriculum.
- Exam registration requirements
Approved course reports.
- Only certain aids allowed
Only course report with notes.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors.
Same as ordinary exam. If the student did not fulfill the exam requirements regarding approval of course reports/hand in of course reports, it is possible to do this before the re-exam. The student should hand-in the failed report(s) and pass it 3 weeks before the re-examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see "Learning Outcome"