BIO-441 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Wiederkehr Andreas, Descombes Patrick, Rezzi Serge André Dominique, Hager Jörg, Lê Bur Kim Anne

Language: English

Remark: Integrated and holistic systems approach from molecules to health - For MSc students only


Summary

The course will address how nutrition affects human health and disease. It will provide an overview of the molecular mechanisms of how nutrient interacts with biological processes, and the state-of-the-art omics technologies that are used in the field. We will introduce the concept of the integrated

Content

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define The basics of nutrition and its impact on human health
  • Develop Good knowledge of macro- and micronutrient absorption and metabolism
  • Develop knowledge about current omics technologies and their utility and limitations for human nutrition and health research
  • Develop a molecular understanding of the role of nutrition in health

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises

 

Expected student activities

Reading, analysis, presentation of a scientific article in the field of nutrition and preparation of a mini grant proposal.

Reading, analysis, a weekly exercise related to the course, presentation of a scientific article in the field of nutrition and preparation of a mini grant proposal

Assessment methods

Weakly evaluation with a quiz (questions related to the course), presentation of one scientific article (from a proposed list), writing of mini grant

Evaluation based on the presentation of one scientific article (from a proposed list), and the writing of research mini grant on a topic covered by the course

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Nutrition: from molecules to health
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Nutrition: from molecules to health
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Nutrition: from molecules to health
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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