Food and Nutrition Theory I

Course Code :1023FBDFAR
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:22.5
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Nina Hermans

3. Course contents *

Optimal health relates to a balanced, diversified and safe diet.  Different aspects (including function, bioavailability issues, dietary sources, chemical structures, ...) of the macro -and micronutrient classes of food (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals) are explained.  For each nutrient the Recommended Dietary Allowances (HGR, 2016) are discussed.  The course also includes sessions on food chemistry, as well as on additives and contaminants in foods.