752-6001-AAL Introduction to Nutritional Science
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2018|
|Lecturers||M. B. Zimmermann, C. Wolfrum|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.|
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|Abstract||This 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. Special attention is given to nutrient digestion, bioavailability, metabolism and excretion with some focus on energy metabolism.|
|Objective||To introduce the students to the both macro- and micronutrients in relation to food and metabolism.|
|Content||This is a self-study course.|
The course is devided into two parts: micronutrients are given by and macronutrients a. The micronutrients include fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The part on macronutrients introduces basic nutritional aspects of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and energy metabolism.
|Lecture notes||A reading list will be provided to the students detailing chapters and lecture slides to be studied|
|Literature||Present Knowledge in Nutrition; Edited by: J.W. Erdman Jr., I.A. Macdonald and S.H. Zeisel; 10th edition; International Life Sciences Institute; ISBN 978-0-470-95917-6|