Course code HFX400

HFX400 PhD Course in Nutritional Physiology

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Course responsible: Angela Dagmar Schwarm
Teachers: Stine Gregersen Vhile, Øivind Andersen, Odd Magne Harstad, Ragnar Salte, Trond Storebakken, Magny Sissel Skinlo Thomassen, Knut Hove
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course takes place September/October 2020. This course has teaching/evaluation in September/October 2020
Course frequency: By assignment
First time: Study year 2020-2021
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Topics related to metabolism in general, the digestive system, blood function, lactation, temperature regulation, and metabolism changes that occur following different forms of energy and nutrient intake.
Learning outcome:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to explain, employ and analyse how organisms react to varying levels of energy supply, protein, fat and carbohydrate supply, liquid supply and supply of different vitamins and minerals. Further, students will be able to explain and evaluate the significance of different physiological regulatory mechanisms under various metabolic conditions. The student will be able to conduct experiments that include sample collection, laboratory analyses, and data evaluation. The students will be able to form their own opinion on main scientific issues under debate in the research field.
Learning activities:
Animal experimental practicals and laboratory practicals.Discussion work. Lectures.
Teaching support:
Physiology of Domestic Animals. Sjaastad, Hove, Sand. Scandinavian Veterinary Press. Selected chapters in Biochemistry. Mathews. Selected articles
Master degree in animal science, aquaculture or similar. Sound basic knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry and physiology.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Submission of journals from the experiments. Presentation of assignments and the submission of short description of the topics.
Grades (passed/failed) are based on the students achievement in the oral examination at the end of the course. The examination lasts for about 1 hour.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 3-6 hours per week. Work on experiments (sampling, sample collection and laboratory work): 8-12 hours. Discussion groups: 3 hours per week.
An external examiner is used for the oral examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: Passed / Failed