Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Alternative for: MBIO1, MLIV1. Optional for: B4lm. Course coordinator: Kerstin Skog,, Industriell näringslära. Recommended prerequisits: KLG085 Food Science: Production Systems. Assessment: Assignments, written exam. Home page:

To provide in depth knowledge and understanding of human nutrition and metabolism, with focus on how food characteristics and components in different raw materials influence body functions and thus incorporate principles for the development of ”functional foods”, i.e. foods with additional health promoting properties in relation to ordinary foods.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Gibney, MJ; MacDonald, IA; Roche, HM (Eds): Nutrition & Metabolism.
Blackwell Science 2003. ISBN: 0-632-05625-8 or
Geissler, C; Powers, H: Human Nutrition. Elsevier 2005. ISBN: 0-443-07356-2