Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

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 make the students realize and understand the need of nutrients, to describe digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in the body, and to some extent relate this to health aspects. 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 course starts with the composition of the body and thereafter digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, fat and protein in the gastrointestinal tract. Metabolism of energy nutrients and relation to health aspects will be discussed as well as current vitamins and minerals. The nutrients will be related to foodstuffs and the Swedish dietary guidelines as well as how nutrients are affected during handling and processing of food.

In broad outline the metabolism of alcohol will be reviewed. Execute assessment of nutritive values is included as an exercise.

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