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ERN4221 – Molecular Nutrition

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Course content

Presentation and discussions on frontier subjects in protein, lipid, and carbohydrate biology.

  • Mechansims by which nutrients can execute their biological effects
  • Methods in studies of molecular nutrition - from single atoms to intact Organisms.
  • All the "omics" genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and
    metabolomics, biostatistics
  • Lipids - types, synthesis, secretion and degradation
  • Lipids - functions and interaction with nutrients
  • Lipids and diseases - CVD, obesity & diabetes
  • Signal transduction and regulation of body weight
  • Glycoconjugates - types, synthesis, secretion and degradation
  • Glycoconjugates - functions and interaction with nutrients
  • Glycoconjugates and diseases - diabetes, CVD & musculo-skeletal diseases
  • Advanced glycated end products.

Learning outcome

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Admission

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Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelors Degree in Nutrition or equivalent.

Examination

4 presentations (mappeevaluering) and 2 written tests of 30 questions each.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

English

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Complaint

Resit an examination

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Special needs

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English