Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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EKEH1118 Functional foods 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

-Student knows the law and evaluation process related to nutritional and health claims.
-Student understands the principles of the preclinical and clinical trials on health effects of food.
-Student knows how to apply the information to food development challenges.


The health claims of food and novel food, and the related law. The strengths of functional foods and the functional raw materials. The technological challenges of development, and the experimental and clinical trials.

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
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

Also required: taking part in case-based learning and group work


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Lecture and seminar materials and other literature instructed by the teacher.

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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