Undergraduate course

Lifestyle and Lifecycle

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeNUTR240A
  • Number of semesters1
  • Resources

Level of Study

Bachelor in human nutrition

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course provides an overview of nutrition-related problems and challenges relating to health. The course is divided into two parts: the first topic is nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle, from conception, pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence to adulthood and old age. The second part covers nutrition and health in relation to different lifestyles (e.g. vegetarianism) and the role of nutrition in the prevention of nutritional and chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, cognitive function).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students are expected to have:


  • capable of explaining nutritional problems and the importance of nutrition throughout the life cycle, from conception to old age, with the focus on nutrition during critical life phases.
  • capable of describing nutritional challenges of groups that are lifestyle-related
  • capable of describing the role of nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases and related dietary challenges


  • capable of preparing and holding a scientific presentation on diet and lifestyle diseases


  • ability to participate in team work with other students, and to prepare and present team work

Required Previous Knowledge

Completion of NUTR-INF, NUTR110, NUTR111, NUTR120, NUTR150, NUTR207 or equivalent.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures (40 hours), group work and presentations by students (4 hours)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Group work and presentation of a scientific topic

Forms of Assessment

Written exam, four hours

Grading Scale

Grading: A - F


Department of Clincial Medicine


Contact Information

studie-nutrition@uib.no / 55974370 / 55582535