Course Syllabus for

Human Nutrition
Human nutrition

KNLN01F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2014-05-13

General Information

Division: Food Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: KNLN01
Teaching language: English


To provide increased knowledge and a scientifically based holistic perspective on human nutrition and metabolism, with focus on how food characteristics and components in different raw materials influence body functions.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course presents the macro- and micronutrients and their functions in the body. Other dietary factors of importance for normal body functions as well as special needs in a lifelong perspective are emphasized. The current nutrition recommendations are highlighted and how these can be translated into amounts and types of foods. All participants will make an individual dietary assessment where their own dietary habits are examined.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: KNL026 Physiology

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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