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EKEH1150 Advanced course in nutrition 4 ECTS

Learning outcomes

The student understands how human nutritional biochemistry influences prevention and treatment of diseases. The student understands the fundamentals in nutritional research. He/she masters the planning and conduction of nutritional research, and can evaluate the research methods used in nutrition research.


Diet and nutrition in prevention of disease. Methods in nutritional research: experimental design, dietary assessment, assessment of the body composition and energy metabolism. Interpretation of the research for scientific publications and media.

Teaching methods

This course is held every other spring (even numbered years)

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Written exam and exercises

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
A minimum of 50% of the points in the exam is required for passing.

Study materials

Shils et al. 2006. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, where applicable; lecture material and other material provided.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biochemistry
DP in Biochemistry
DP Bachelor of Science in Tech. (Biotechnology)
DP in Biochemistry
DP in Food Chemistry
DP in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics
DP on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
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