Master in nutrition - Human nutrition

  • Years2 Years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition feeNone

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Objectives and content

Human nutrition is an interdisciplinary study that combines courses from a number of different fields. The aim is to impart scientific knowledge about biochemical and physiological mechanisms relating to the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients. The importance of nutrition to good health will also be covered. Typical research questions are within the field of nutritional physiology, with the focus on marine resources.

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

The master's programme in human nutrition will qualify graduates for a broad range of careers in the field of nutrition, and for a scientific career in nutrition research.

Upon completion of the masters programme, candidates are expected to be able to:

- participate in applied and basic research in the field of food science, nutrition and biomedicine

- work in public and private organisations and institutions, food and pharmaceutical companies and international organisations

- conduct an independent, but limited research project (or development project) under supervision

Programme structure

Master in nutrition - Human nutrition (requirement 120 SP)
Human nutrition - obligatory subjects (requirement 50 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HELVIT300Theory and ethics of Science51–21
NUTR203ANutrition physiology macro nutrients101–21
NUTR204ANutrition physiology micro nutrients102
NUTR333AHuman Nutrition A102–32
NUTRFYSHuman Physiology151–21
Human nutrition - optional subjects (requirement 10 SP)
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HUMGEN301Human Molecular Genetics52
HUPAT301Basic Human Pathology52
INTH360Global Nutrition52
LAS301Animal Science Course 62–32
LAS302Mammal Science Course42–32
LAS303Fish Science Course42–32
MEDSTA2Regression models in medical research52–32
NUCLI362Genetic disorders in nutrient metabolism 52
Human nutrition - master thesis (requirement 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
NUHUM395Master's Thesis in Human Nutrition603–43
Human nutrition - tutoring contract
Mandatory course
Tutoring contract for master program in nutrition
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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