NUTRITION BIOCHEMISTRY

NUTRITION BIOCHEMISTRY

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Code
84024
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/10
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (DIETETIC STUDIES)
semester
1° Semester
modules

OVERVIEW

Nutritional biochemistry is the study of nutrition as a science. Nutritional biochemistry deals with various studies in nutrients, food constituents and their function regarding humans and other mammals, nutritional biochemistry specifically focuses on nutrient chemical components, and how they function biochemically, physiologically, metabolically, as well as their impact on disease.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Students should be able  to connect the  single components of aliments to the complex biological processes involved in their utilize during different physiological conditions as well starve-feed cycle, pregnancy, lactation or more frequently diseases as diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterol disease.

Teaching methods

Plenary Lectures covering the entire program of the course

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Metabolic interrelationships: starve-feed cycle, pregancy, lactation, obesity,diabete and other metabolic diseases 

Hormonal regulation  

Control of glycemia

Transport of lipids. Cholesterol and its physiological and pathological  role

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Materials published in Aula Web

Texbook:

Ferrier et al : La base della Biochimica ed. Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher receives by appointment at DIMES-Biochemistry sect. , Viale Benedetto XV,1 Genoa, 1° floor. For appointments please send E-mail to salamino@unige.it

Exam Board

FRANCA SALAMINO (President)

SONIA VALESI

SUSANNA PENCO

ILARIA DEMORI

FEDERICA BARBIERI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Plenary Lectures covering the entire program of the course

LESSONS START

10 October 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam. Students should discusse all subjects included in the Integrated Course and obtain almost 18/30 in everyone. The final evaluation is the weighted average among all evaluations.

Assessment methods

The assessment takes place only through the final exam which aims to ensure the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

In order to pass the exam (vote of not less than 18/30 in all scientific disciplinaries of the course) the student must demonstrate that:

- Know the principal topics

- Be able to reason by connecting the various topics,

- Demonstrate ability to transverse and critically deal with the required arguments;

- Adoption of appropriate terminology.