BIO-441 / 4 credits

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

Language: English

Remark: For MSc students only


Summary

The course addresses methods/technologies to study how nutrition affects biological and pathophysiological processes. It provides an overview of molecular phenotyping of individuals and key aspects to perform clinical investigations, covers nutrigenomics, genetics, micronutrients, microbiota.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Have an understanding of molecular mechanisms of nutrients on health
  • Demonstrate knowledge about current technologies and their utility and limitations for human nutrition and health research
  • Have 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

Assistants No

Resources

Moodle Link

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
  • 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

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