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Professional studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student: - have a basic knowledge of nutrition and the nutrients effect on health - can apply his/her expertise and can design a diet according to the Finnish nutrition recommendations

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - knows the function of nutrients in the body - knows the meaning of nutrients for the lifestyle diseases - knows the most common allergies and intolerances - knows the finnish nutrition recommendations

Course contents

Contents - nutrition diary - nutrition recommendations, lifestyle , nutrition physiology

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Additional information

Online course

Recommended or required reading

Näring och hälsa. Ulla Johansson. Studentlitteratur 2014. Människans anatomi och fysiologi.Haug et al.Liber 2010. Abrahamsson et al. Näringslära för högskolan. Liber utbildning 2006. Finnish nutrition recommendations Notes from the lectures

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 80 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 260 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 260 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Approved written examination Approved Food diary + analysis


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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