NFOK23001U Nutritional Effects of Dairy and Dairy/Plant-Hybrid Products

Volume 2023/2024

The course will cover the production of Dairy and Dairy/Plant-hybrid products. Special emphasis will be put on

  • Differences in production (incl food safety aspects)
  • Differences in digestibility
  • Differences in nutrional quality
  • Overall Health aspects


Furthermore the course will describe what drives innovation and new product development, within both traditional and hybrid products. 

Afterwards, the student will make an individial literature study project on a topic of their own choice within the curriculum of the course. 


Learning Outcome

After the course the student will have obtained the following:


  • Basic understanding of the manufacturing processes of dairy and dairy/plant-hybrid products
  • Basic understanding of digestibility of these products
  • Basic understanding of nutritional quality of these products
  • Basic understanding of the overall health aspects of these products



  • Read and use original scientific literature regarding dairy and dairy/plant-hybrid products.



  • Apply academic methodology to describe basic aspects of the nutritional quality of these products.
  • Ability to present a self-chosen scientific topic in a comprehensive matter


A selection of reviews, book chapters, original scientific literature, articles from news magazines and lecturer teaching material is presented and made available to students before the summer course starts.

Basic qualifications in chemistry and microbiology on bachelor level is recommended
A) Reading material for self-study is sent out to students 2 weeks before teaching at KU SCIENCE starts. This pre-reading material constitutes one week full time study work.
B) Lectures, where a general overview of the subject is presented.
C) Theoretical exercises that elaborate and illustrate the theoretical knowledge by using e.g. specific real world examples.
D) Individual project assignment selected during the course for completion after teaching at KU SCIENCE ends.This project constitutes 2 weeks of full time study work, and the project must be approved, before the course is passed.
It is recommended that students have passed 100 ECTS points of their bachelor programme before signing up for this course.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 50
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Theory exercises
  • 8
  • Project work
  • 88
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, 3 weeks
Type of assessment details
The student will prepare a written assignment based on a topic within the curriculum.
The topic must be chosen and approved before the end of the two weeks teaching (August 16th 2024)
Subsequently, the student will work on the project individually, and hand in the report after 2 weeks. The individual project work can be carried out at home. It is not allowed to use AI software tools to generate parts of the individual project.
Exam registration requirements

Attendance at minimum 80 % of the teaching days (August 5- August 16, 2024)

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
several internal examiners

Same as ordinary.

If the obligatory 80 % attendance in the original course cannot be met, an individual track fulfilling the same learning goals must be arranged with the course responsible no later than one month before the re-exam. 

If the original project report are not passed, the student must hand in a revised project report.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome.