HNH-52902 Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Undernutrition


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

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition.


Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with HNH-32206 Food Components and Health or HNH-28305.
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. The course will focus on undernutrition and micronutrients. The course will introduce you into the vitamins and minerals and their role in human health.
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 understand:
- basic chemistry of vitamins and minerals;
- food composition;
- the role of vitamins and minerals in the body;
- the Impact of malnutrition on global disease burden;
- nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition.


Follow online course.


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