Course code HFE400

HFE400 Lipid Metabolism

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Course responsible: Bente Synnøve Ruyter
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in  Autumn parallel and/or Spring parallel 
Course frequency: Other. On demand.
First time: 2006H
Course contents:
The textbook Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoprotein and Membranes, 6th edition, by Neale Ridgway and Roger McLeods, will be followed. In addition a range of new review articles within the fields of lipid metabolism in liver, muscle and adipose tissue will be part of the course. These articles will be selected individually based on each student"s main research focus.
Learning outcome:


  • Students gets thorough knowledge of lipid metabolism in the major metabolic tissues liver, adipose tissue and muscle.

General competence

  • Students achieve advanced up-to-date knowledge of major areas in the fields of lipid, lipoprotein and membrane biochemistry. 
Learning activities:
This is primarily a self-study course. If needed, teacher-assisted colloquium groups can be arranged.
Teaching support:
Teachers will be available for questions.
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Basic knowledge in biochemistry and physiology.
Recommended prerequisites:
This course is for students who have already taken an introductory course in biochemistry and who are familiar with the basic concepts and principles of biochemistry, and who have a general background in the area of lipid metabolism.
One hour oral examination with an external examiner present.
Nominal workload:
250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
An external sensor will assess the examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: Passed / Failed