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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course KLGN01F valid from Autumn 2014

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  • The aim of the course is to describe how bacteria, associated to man, interact with the host, how administration of specific probiotic bacteria could prevent and counteract disease and how probiotic food could be designed.
  • The following sections are dealt with in the course: Fundamental biological troubleshooting; bacterial systematics and methods to classify and identify bacteria; the composition and ecology of the bacterial flora of the gastro-intestinal tract; effects of probiotics in health and disease; immunological and genomical aspects of probiotics; probiotic mechanisms of action; probiotic interaction with dietary fibres and antioxidants; design of probiotic foods; food hygienic considerations and safety of probiotics.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • •describe the human intestinal microbiota (bacterial flora) and its function in health and disease.
    •describe the effects of probiotic bacteria on human physiology.
    •describe bacterial identification and classification.
    •describe industrial design of probiotic foods
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • •explain and discuss the relation between intestinal microbiota (bacterial flora), intake of probiotics and impact on health and disease.
    •explain and discuss the interaction between probiotic bacteria and food.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • •discuss the relation between intestinal microbiota, intake of probiotic bacteria and impact on health and disease as well as discuss the interaction between probiotic bacteria and food, in a professional way.
    •find, evaluate, summarise, and mediate explanations of when, how and why probiotic bacteria and the intestinal bacterial flora influence the human health status and how to combine probiotics and food components, out of the recourses of the University library and public internet sites.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Individual exam in writing. Each laboratory lesson group has to make a written report and perform an oral presentation of the lesson.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Molin, G Lectures in probiotics (PDF-files; kostnadsfri)..
Further Information
Course code
  • KLGN01F
Administrative Information
  •  -03-10
  • FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson

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