NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
MED/49 (APPLIED DIETARY SCIENCES )
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
Curriculum
Bioanalisi
Year of study
Period
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN TEST
Teacher
ROSSI PAOLA (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
The course is part of the preparation in General Physiology of students, and, specifically, of training in the field of human nutrition. In order to acquire the relative knowledge, the student is required to possess an adequate knowledge of the cellular membrane mechanisms (carriers, ionic channels, membrane receptors, simple diffusion mechanism, and so on.) and of the intracellular signal transduction mechanisms and intracellular pathways. Furthermore, knowledge of the chemical structure of the main biomolecules and metabolic cycles (krebs cycle, glycolysis, and so on.) is required
Learning outcomes
The educational objectives of the course are:
1. Know, understand, and remember the basis of Human Nutrition and Dietetic;
2. Be able to apply for each diet the knowledge learned;
3. Achieved autonomy in critically reading, understanding and evaluating scientific literature in the field of Human Nutrition and Dietetic;
4.Be able to communicate the knowledge learned in the specific field with a correct scientific language and scientific rigor;
5. To have acquired the cultural tools to allow the independent study of other topics related to the Human Nutrition and Dietetic;
Course contents
1. Digestive system: anatomical organization;
2. Function of the digestive system: motor, absorbent and secretory functions;
3. Structure and function of:mouth; stomach, small intestine, large intestine;
4. Structure and functions of the liver;
5. Endocrine and esocrine function of pancreas;
6. The glycemic index of food;
7..Digestion, adsorption and bioavailability of macro and micronutrients;
8. Nervous and hormonal control of the digestive function;
9. Nutritional behavior;
10. Energy metabolism;
11. The body composition;
12. Instrumenal measures of energy metabolism and body composition;
13. The gut microbiota;
14. Hydration
15. Merceology:
a). protein
b). carbohydrate and fibers
c) fats or lipids
d) vitamins
9). minerals
Teaching methods
The following teaching methods and strategies will be used:
• Frontal lessons
• Problem solving methodology
• Practical lessons and classroom exercises
• Update seminaries
• Drafting of food plan
• Use of food composition tables
• Use of LARN (Livelli di Assunzione Raccomandata dei Nutrienti)
• Use of Nutritional Guidelines for Italian People
Reccomended or required readings
1.Alimentazione e nutrizione Umana
di Cannella, et al. Pensiero scientifico editore
2.Fisiologia umana. Un approccio integrato. di Dee U. Silverthorn. Pearson Ed.
Assessment methods
The exam includes a written exam at the end of the course. The exam consists of 3 open-ended question and 15 closed-ended questions.
The evaluation is expressed for open questions with a score from 0 to 5 and for closed questions with a score of 0/1. The open questions will evaluate the student's preparation on the topic, the use of specific scientific terminology and the skills acquired in general during the course.
Further information
The teacher is available, by appointement,on friday morning.
- Agenda 2030
- OSA
- goal number 3 Health and Wellness
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
QUALITY EDUCATION
The goals