Jessica Rigutto: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

NameFrau Dr. Jessica Rigutto
NamensvariantenJessica Rigutto-Farebrother
Jessica Farebrother
Professur für Humanernährung
ETH Zürich, LFV A 44
Schmelzbergstrasse 7
8092 Zürich
DepartementGesundheitswissenschaften und Technologie

752-6002-00LAdvanced Topics in Nutritional Science3 KP2VJ. Rigutto, J. Baumgartner, J. M. Sych, F. von Meyenn
KurzbeschreibungThe course gives an introduction to selected topics relevant to human nutrition science.
Topics covered include dietary recommendations and nutrient requirements for adults, under- and overnutrition, special dietary patterns including throughout the life stages, the microbiome, fatty acids in nutrition, and nutri-(epi)genomics.
LernzielThe course gives a brief introduction into different specialities within human nutrition. The learning objectives of this course are to improve student understanding of:

1) dietary recommendations and nutrient requirements at different stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation, childhood and adolescence, adults and elderly, and for sports persons;
2) the influence of undernutrition and overnutrition, as well as specific dietary patterns (e.g. vegetarianism, veganism, fasting, weight loss diets) on health;
3) the metabolism of specific nutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals and fatty acids) and their effect on health;
4) nutri-(epi)genomics and the interactions between genes and the environment with respect to nutrition and health;
5) the microbiome and its modulation by nutritional factors.
SkriptThe teaching slides used in the lectures will be made available each week on Moodle.
LiteraturAny reading recommendations will be given per lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesNone.
This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the module Introduction to Nutritional Science, given in the Autumn Semester (752-6001-00 L), however, prior attendance of Introduction to Nutritional Science is not a prerequisite for this module.