MVI291 Diet and Health
Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .
Course responsible: Harald Carlsen
Teachers: Anders Kielland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
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This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
The course will focus on what we know about diet and its relation to health, with focus on the most serious public health challenges such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and metabolic disease. The course will also give insight into how studies on diet and nutrition in humans are performed, and how results from various studies make the basis for dietary recommendations. The course will also cover the importance of diet in different life phases (from pregnancy to old age), challenges with malnutrition, and pros and possible cons with a vegetarian diet .
Student should be aquainted with the basic knowledge on how diet impacts health and disease. Students should understand the various types of studies making up the basis of dietary recommendations, and identify the limitations in this knowledge. Students will be able to critically read and evaluate scientific articles about nutrition, as well as articles in the media. Students should identify dietary challenges during different life-phases, particular life conditions and "crises", or when a particular diet is based on a conscious decision (e.g. vegan diet).
Lectures, home assignment, i.e. essay on a specific topi. There will be a review of exam relevant questions and topics.
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Selected chapters from: Geissler and Powers (2016). Human Nutrition (13th Edition). Oxford University Press. 769 pages.
Knowledge of nutrition equivalent to HFE100.
Basic knowledge in cell biology, physiology and biochemistry.
The first day lecture is mandatoryHanding in the essayEssay must be approved before being allowed to take the exam
Written examination (3.0 hrs), counts 100% of the grade (A-F).
Home assignment is a 10 page essay on a particular topic to choose from; approved/not approved.
Lectures: 16 hours. Supervised tutorial of questions; groups: 10 hours. Self-study (exam preparation), essay writing, group work: 124 hours.
Special requirements in Science
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June block (3 weeks) Lectures: 16 hours. Tutorial and group work: approx. 10 hours.
External and internal examiner on written examination. The external examiner evaluates a minimum of 25 selected exam papers.
Internal examiner on essay evaluation.
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