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Postgraduate course

Genetic disorders in nutrient metabolism

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeNUCLI362
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Spring (not offered spring 2023)

Objectives and Content

There are a number of genetic disorders in the metabolism of several essential nutrients which molecular basis has been elucidated during the last years. Knowledge of the genetic basis can lead to increased understanding of a disease, better diagnosis and also to new treatment options. The course will focus on

  • genetic basis of disease / disorder
  • diagnosis
  • treatment options

Learning Outcomes

Students will know about the genetic basis of disorders in nutrient metabolism, and will gain an improved understanding of physiologic regulation of nutrient metabolism. They will also learn about diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In addition, they will learn about general methods in genetic medicine and molecular nutrition.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelors degree in human nutrition, or a bachelor degree in a related field

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching


Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Attendance of lectures

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap

This course overlaps with ELMED326 and students will not get credits for both courses.

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation


studie-nutrition@uib.no/ (+47) 55 58 54 44 / (+47) 55 58 61 46

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