Undergraduate course

Nutrition physiology A

Level of Study

Bachelor, master

Learning Outcomes


After finishing the course, the student should be:

- capable of describing the functions of macro and micro-nutrients in humans

- capable of describe digestion, absorption, metabolism, transport, utilisation, storage and excretion of nutrients

- capable of describing the difference between requirements and recommandations

- capable of describing the safe lever of intake and toxicity of micro nutrients

- capable of explaining the mechanisms for the regulation of nutrients and how disturbances in nutrient homeostasis can lead to diseases


After finishing the course, the student should:

- master the terminology of biochemistry of nutrients

- be able to read and interpret scientific texts, such as peer-reviewed papers on nutrition

- show insight on the metaboism of nutrients in the body


After finishing the course, the student should be:

- capable of utilising knowledge about the biochemistry of nutrients in other areas of nutrition

- capable of asking critical questions and discuss nutrition research with fellow students

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching


Forms of Assessment

Evaluation of students will be in the form of a four hour written examination

Grading Scale


Course Evaluation

The institutes strive at continually improving their study programs and welcome the feedback of students in the form of organised student evaluations. The evaluation results will be used to revise the study programs, curriculum and teaching methods.

Subject Overlap


NUTR208 is split into NUTR208A (autumn term) and NUTR208B (spring term for exchange students). NUTR208A gives 10 ECTS credits and NUTR208B will give 5 ETCS credits.


Contact Information

studie-nutrition@uib.no / (+47) 55 97 30 41 / 55 58 25 35

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    12.12.2017, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam