752-6003-00L  Introduction to Nutritional Science

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersM. B. Zimmermann, C. Wolfrum
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Agricultural Science BSc.


752-6003-00 VErnährungswissenschaft Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Course is taught in English (M. Zimmermann) and German (Ch. Wolfrum)

Unregelmässige Lehrveranstaltung. Der Kursinhalt umfasst 2/3 der Vorlesung 752-6001-00 V Introduction to Nutritional Science.
Die genauen Daten mit dem detaillierten Programm werden separat bekannt gegeben.
1.5 hrs
Fri08:15-10:00CAB G 11 »
M. B. Zimmermann, C. Wolfrum

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course introduces basic concepts of micro- and macronutrient nutrition. Micronutrients studied include fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Macronutrients include proteins, fat and carbohydrates.
ObjectiveTo introduce the students to the both the macro- and the micronutrients.
ContentThe lectutres on micronutrients are given by Prof. Zimmermann and the lectures on macronutrients are given by Prof. Wolfrum. Prof. Zimmermann discusses the micronutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Prof. Wolfrum introduces basic nutritional aspects of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and energy metabolism.
Lecture notesThere is no script. Powerpoint presentations will be made available.
LiteratureElmadfa I & Leitzmann C: Ernährung des Menschen
UTB Ulmer, Stuttgart, 4. überarb. Ausgabe 2004
ISBN-10: 3825280365; ISBN-13: 978-3825280369

Garrow JS and James WPT: Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 11th rev. ed. 2005
ISBN-10: 0443056277; ISBN-13: 978-0443056277

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Agricultural Sciences 2015; Version 01.03.2019 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Programme in Agricultural Science 2010; Version 13.10.2015 (Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. B. Zimmermann, C. Wolfrum
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationPrüfung am Computer / computer exam
Prüfungsfragen und -antworten auf Deutsch und Englisch
Written aidskeine
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Main linkmoodle-Kurs HS17
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupAgricultural Sciences BSc (753000)
Agricultural Sciences (Mobility) (773000)

Offered in

Agricultural Sciences BachelorExamination BlockOInformation