Course syllabus P15-0027-I - Physiology of Human Nutrition (FBFS - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Physiology of Human Nutrition
Level of study:
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Kováčik, PhD.
Supervising department:
Department of Animal Physiology (FBFS)
Human Nutrition - master (required), 1. semester
Applied Biology - master (elective), 1. semester
Teaching hours per week: 1/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Contact teaching 2/2 (the number of hours of lectures weekly/number of hours of seminars weekly)
Contact teaching 26/26 the number of hours of lectures during semester/number of hours of seminars during semester
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated:
Exam (4 credits)
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
In the course of the semester 1 written test for 20 points will be realized. During the semester the presentation of the seminar work for 10 points will be done. Final written exam will be for 60 points. To obtain a mark A at least 93 points must be obtained for the evaluation of B at least 86 points, for C at least 79 points for mark D minimum 72 points and for E at least 64 points must be obtained.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
Goal of the subject is to provide knowledge on physiological aspects of healthy nutrition of humans. Student understands the human metabolic functions and is able to apply gained knowledge in the study of other subjects.
Course contents:
The issue of proper human nutrition from the perspective of physiology and energy metabolism. Digestion and metabolism of nutrients, intermediate transformation and regulation of metabolic processes. Physiology of starvation and overnutrition, disorders of protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Effect of nutrition on the internal environment as a modulating factor determining the life processes of the organism.
Recommended or required reading:
Javorka, K.: Lékarska fyziológia. Osveta : Martin, 2001.
Kováčik et al. Fyziológia živočíchov. Nitra: SPU 2012, 178 s.
Schenck, M.: Základy fyziologickej chémie. Príroda : Bratislava 1991.
Silbernagel, F. Lang.: Atlas patofyziológie člověka. Grada : Praha, 2000.
Trojan a kol.: Lekárska fyziológia, 1996.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 425

56,0 %
10,1 %
7,3 %
11,1 %
15,3 %
0,2 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Marcela Capcarová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Anna Kalafová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Adriana Kolesárová, PhD. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Kováčik, PhD. (instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Supervisor signature and last modification: 6. 3. 2019

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/06/2019.

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