Food science and nutrition II

Course Code :2004FBDFAZ
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:34.5
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Nina Hermans
Douwina Bosscher

3. Course contents *

In the course Food and Dietetics II different diets and food products related to specific pathologic conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, ...) and to populations with specific physiologic needs (e.g. baby's, elderly, pregnancy, ...) are discussed.  Apart form dietary advice, attention is drawn to specific dietary products (energy content, nutrient composition, instructions for use, ...).

During the seminar different aspects of nutraceuticals and functional foods are discussed: legislation, safety, quality.  Different classes of bioactive ingredients (e.g. phytosterols, omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, phyto-oestrogens, ...) which are frequently formulated as food supplements, are discussed.