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

The student is familiar with functional foods currently sold on the European market, and understands the scientific evidence and evaluation process behind the approved health claims. The student can evaluate the evidence and possible potential behind bioactive ingredients of foods and nutraceuticals in which official health claims cannot currently be made, and is familiar with the application procedure.


The health claims of food and the application process. The concepts of functional foods and raw materials, nutraceuticals, and bioactive ingredients. Technological challenges of functional food development.

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.

Recommended year of study

1st or 2nd year of Master's Degree studies. This course is held next time autumn 2017.

Study materials

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

Belongs to following study modules

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 on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
Finnish Study Modules