LLEK10263U Nutrition Related Diseases
MSc Programme in Clinical Nutrition
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
The focus will be on non-communicable diseases in adults and the effect of diet/nutrient intake on these. Main topics are: inflammation; obesity; undernutrition; metabolic syndrome; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; osteoporosis and cancer.
The main objective of the course is to give the student an
understanding of the relation between diet, nutrition and
non-communicable diseases in adulthood.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
- Be able to describe the pathogenesis of the most important life style related non-communicable diseases (i.e the metabolic syndrome, T2DM, CVD and cancer)
- Be able to describe the effects of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on prevention and treatment of some non-communicable diseases (including risk factors for these diseases)
- Be able to discuss and reflect on the effect of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on prevention and treatment of the most life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to explain and discuss the mechanisms behind the influence of life style (diet/nutrients, sleep/stress and physical activity) on non-communicable diseases on a systemic as well as, organ, tissue and cellular level
- Be able to critical read and understand the scientific literature within the field
- Be able to evaluate different risk factors for life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to critical assess the effect of life style on risk factors and development of life style related non-communicable diseases
- Be able to recommend relevant life style changes based on the evolution of the risk factors
- Be able to teach the pathogenesis as well as the effect of life style on prevention and treatment of life style related non-communicable diseases on a scientific level
- Be able to communicate the pathogenesis as well as the effect of life style on prevention and treatment of life style related non-communicable diseases on a non- scientific level
Will be announced at Absalon.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Class Instruction
Oral feedback will be given collectively when reviewing exercises performed during lectures.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 3 hours under invigilationWritten assignmentWritten examination, 3 hours under invigilation + essay assignment during the course.
Description of Examination: 3 hour written examination - essay and multiple choice test.
Weight: Examination 100% (of which 40% is based on the essay part under invigilation and 50% on the multiple choice part under invigilation + 10% essay assignment handed in during the course (evaluation of the latter part will be included as a part of the final evaluation).
The course has been selected for ITX exam
- Only certain aids allowed
Only Danish-English dictionary and English-Danish dictionary allowed.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Three assessors including an internal censor not directly involved in the course.
Same as ordinary exam. If ten or fewer students have registered for re-examination, the examination will be changed to a 20 minutes oral examination without preparation.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see "Learning Outcome".
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree MasterFull Degree Master choice
- 1 block
- Block 2
- Course capacity
- No restrictions.
- Course is also available as continuing and professional education
- Study board
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
- Department of Veterinary Disease Biology
- Faculty of Science
- Faidon Magkos (3-6970644371687b76316e7831676e)