Nutrition and Health (BVG) / BSc

Profile

The domain of the BSc programme Nutrition and Health is the role of dietary and life style factors in human health and disease.
This role is studied with a biomedical perspective, from population-level down to the molecular level.
Human nutrition is a multidisciplinary field of expertise. 
In order to address the problems in the field of nutrition and health, (bio)chemical characteristics, physiological and biomedical aspects, as well as the social and behavioural context of diet and nutrition need to be considered together with their intricate interrelationships.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of (bio)chemistry and human and cellular physiology in order to understand the effect of nutrition on human health and disease from a biomedical perspective, including the underlying biological mechanisms;
- demonstrate understanding of basic food and nutrition concepts;
- demonstrate understanding of the individual and environmental determinants of nutrition behaviour;
- judge scientific research publications in the domain of nutrition and health by critically reflecting on scientific research design, methodology and results;
- choose and carry out appropriate (statistical) data analysis and interpret the results (under supervision);
- write and conduct a (literature) research plan in the field of nutrition and health and report the results in a scientific manner (under supervision);
- apply domain specific laboratory techniques and interpret the results (under supervision);
- apply nutritional assessment methods commonly used in nutrition research at individual human level and interpret the results (under supervision);
- make judgements (under supervision) based on social and ethical issues that arise in work on or study of human nutrition;
- co-operate in a team of students to achieve specific targets within courses, e.g. writing reports or solving problems;
- communicate (verbally and in writing) the outcomes of learning, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- design and plan their own learning path based on reflection on personal knowledge, skills and performance.

Programme Director

ir. Rolf Marteijn
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1040
Phone: 0317-(4)87312
Email: rolf.marteijn@wur.nl

Study Adviser(s)

- ir. Jill van der Mark-Idzinga
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1040
Phone: 0317-(4)88410
- ir. Martine Nieboer
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)84301
- dr. ir. Rosalie Dhonukshe-Rutten
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)83763
- dr. Amanda Jager
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1040
Phone: 0317-(4)80890
- Eveline Waterham, MSc
Helix, Building 124, Stippeneng 4, room 1039
Phone: 0317-(4)85122

For all study advisers:
email: bvg.mnh@wur.nl
Secretariat phone: 0317-(4)82310
Appointments through http://appointments.owi.wur.nl/bvgmnh/

Programme Committee

Chair: prof.dr. ir A.H. Kersten
Technical secretary: ir. R.C.L. Marteijn

Internet

www.wur.nl/bvg

Study Association

Di-Et-Tri
Forum, Droevendaalsesteeg 2
Email: diettri@wur.nl
Website: http://www.diettri.nl

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

MNH Nutrition and Health
MFS Food Safety
MFQ Food Quality Management
MDR Development and Rural Innovation