Sylabus predmetu P15-0027-I - Physiology of Human Nutrition (FBFS - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Physiology of Human Nutrition
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 4
Semester: Human Nutrition - master (required), 1. semester
Applied Biology - master (elective), 1. semester
Level of study: 2.
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.
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)
Last modification:
6. 3. 2019
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Kováčik, PhD. and programme supervisor

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

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