HNH-52802 Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition


Credits 2.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. AH Kersten
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. AH Kersten
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. AH Kersten

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Continuation courses:

Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Undernutrition.


Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with HNH-32206 Food Components and Health or HNH-10806.
Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. This introductory nutrition course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition. More course information and instructions on how to register can be found on: or click on the top-right link on this page. Note: In order to receive credits for this course registration is only possible through the Virtual Exchange administration.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a broad view into the field of nutrition;
- understand the composition of foods;
- understand the basic chemistry of macronutrients fat, carbohydrate and protein;
- understand how macronutrients are absorbed, stored, metabolized and how they may impact health;
- understand how to better weigh and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health.


Follow online course.


Written exam on-campus (100%).
The exams will take place during the re-exam periods in February and August.