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Undergraduate course

Lifestyle and Lifecycle

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeNUTR245
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Main content

Level of Study


Objectives and Content

After completing the course, the students should be able to describe nutritional requirements throughout the life cycle, for different groups in the population and how our diets are affected by lifestyle and the environment. They should also be able to describe how our diet affects our health, how it affects our development and prevention of the so-called lifestyle related illnesses, in addition to consider the consequence of an inadequate diet.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the subject, the student should be able to:


  • explain nutrition and nutrition related health throughout the life cycle, from conception to old age, with a particular focus on nutrition during critical life phases
  • describe nutritional challenges of groups with specific nutritional needs that are lifestyle-related
  • describe the role of nutrition in the prevention of lifestyle related illnesses and related dietary challenges


  • prepare a scientific presentation on diet and lifestyle related illnesses


  • cooperate in team work with other students

Access to the Course

Admission to the bachelor¿s programme in human nutrition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, group work and presentations by students

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Group work and one presentation

Forms of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale


Course Evaluation

The Department strives at continually improving their study programmes and welcome the feedback of students in the form of organized student evaluations. The evaluation results will be used to revise the study programmes, curriculum and teaching methods.


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Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)

    12.03.2021, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam