BKUV011p Basics of Human Nutrition

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Kamila Jančeková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Krobot (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Kunzová (lecturer)
Mgr. Eliška Lagová (lecturer)
MVDr. Halina Matějová (lecturer)
Ing. Veronika Išová (assistant)
Mgr. Zlata Kapounová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MVDr. Halina Matějová
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Krobot
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Mon 8:00–9:40 A21/112
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject is aimed on introducing the students into the basic issues of nutrition from the dietitian's point of view. The students will gain knowledge and skills in nutrients (macro, micro, energy, water), their function and basics of their metabolism, in dietetics as a profession and in professional bodies in Czech Republic as well as the international ones.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to:

a) define basic nutrients and their role in human body
b) state the main nutrition guidelines and work with them
c) characterize dietetics in terms of the allied health professions
d) state organizations and bodies in the area of nutrition in the Czech Republic and in the world and define, what kind of information he/she would gain from them
  • Mon 5. 10.: Detetic profession and organizations
  • Mon 12. 10.: Food choice, nutrition evolution
  • Mon 19. 10.: Carbohydrates
  • Mon 26. 10.: Fibre
  • Mon 2. 11.: Fat
  • Mon 9. 11.: Energy
  • Mon 16. 11.: Proteins
  • Mon 23. 11.: Fat-soluble vitamins
  • Mon 30. 11.: Water-soluble vitamins
  • Mon 7. 12.: Minerals – macroelements
  • Mon 14. 12.: Minerals – trace elements
  • Mon 4. 1.: Fluids
  • Mon 11. 1.: Dietary guidelines
  • Mon 18. 1.: Nutrition literacy
Teaching methods
Interactive lectures, discussion, group work.
Assessment methods
Presence at the lectures isn't mandatory, but it's recommended as a preparation for the exercises. The course is completed with an oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2019.
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