BIO-441 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Descombes Patrick, Rezzi Serge André Dominique, Hager Jörg

Language: English

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


Summary

The course addresses how nutrition affects health. It provides an overview of the omics technologies for comprehensive molecular phenotyping of individuals and key aspects to perform clinical investigations in the nutrition and health, covers nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, micronutrients, microbiota.

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
  • Demonstrate knowledge about current omics technologies and their utility and limitations for human nutrition and health research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of several molecular mechanisms of nutrients on health
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the application of clinical trials to nutrition studies

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises (attendance to lectures and exercises is mandatory)

 

Expected student activities

Reading, analysis, presentation of a scientific article in the field of nutrition.

Preparation of a mini grant proposal.

 

Assessment methods

Presentation of one scientific article, quality of the mini grant

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter 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: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter 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: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter 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: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter 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

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10 BC03   
10-11    
11-12 BC03   
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 9h - 11h: Lecture BC03

Tuesday, 11h - 13h: Exercise, TP BC03