Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. YTHA20 overlap following cours/es: YTH202 och YTH202. Compulsory for: YL1. Course coordinator: Yvonne Granfeldt,, YTH. Recommended prerequisits: YTHA05 Food Chemistry I and YTHA15 Food Chemistry II. Assessment: Written examination, food records and assignments. Home page:

The aim of the course is to describe digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in the body, and their effects on our health. The course will give the relation between different nutrients and their content in different foodstuffs.

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

The gastrointestinal tract

Digestion, absorption and metabolism of the main components in food; carbohydrates, fat and protein.

The nutritive value of carbohydrates, fat and protein.

Water: amount, distribution and function in the body.

Vitamins and minerals: definitions and classifications.

The composition of nutrients in different foods.

Changes in nutritive value during food processing.

Alcoholic beverages: absorption and metabolism.

Diet and health in Sweden and worldwide, a short review.

The Swedish dietary guidelines.

Assessments of nutritive value.

Abrahamsson L et al: Näringslära för högskolan. Liber AB 2006, ISBN: 91-47-05355-0