HNE-32106 Nutrition and cardiometabolic diseases


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work8
Excursion (one day)3
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. JM Geleijnse
Lecturer(s)dr. MR Mensink
prof. dr. JM Geleijnse
dr. ir. GJEJ Hooiveld
prof. dr. ir. J Keijer
Examiner(s)prof. dr. JM Geleijnse

Continuation courses:

MSc thesis


This course will discuss the newest insights on the role of diet, lifestyle and body composition in the aetiology, treatment and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. Lectures will be provided by teachers involved in different disciplines of cardiometabolic research, i.e. on the level of the population, individual and cell. The course is structured around several themes: 1) aetiology and primary prevention, 2) diagnosis and treatment, and 3) survival.

Learning outcomes:

The following learning outcomes have been formulated for the three parts of the course. After successful completion of the course students are expected to:
Part 1: Aetiology and Primary Prevention
- be able to understand the pathophysiological processes underlying the development and progression of cardiovascular disease;
- be able to nderstand the pathophysiological processes underlying the development and progression of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus;
- know the major diet-related risk factors for these cardiometabolic diseases and the guidelines for primary prevention;
Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment
- be able to understand the basics of cardiovascular risk management;
- have insight in the major diagnostic techniques & treatment modalities for cardiometabolic diseases;
Part 3: Survival
- know the major guidelines for tertiary prevention;
- be able to understand the role of diet, lifestyle and body composition in the progression and prognosis of cardiometabolic diseases;
In addition, students are expected to be able to:
- form an opinion on a controversial topic in the field of nutrition and cardiometabolic diseases, based on existing studies;
- come to a consensus opinion through dialogue with other scientists;
- present the consensus opinion in a convincing manner and defend the opinion in a debate.


Lectures; excursion to the hospital; group work to come to a consensus opinion; self-study of literature, guidelines and other materials.


There will be a written exam consisting of open questions; a bonus point may be added to the exam mark, depending on the quality of the group work.


To be announced on BB (scientific articles).

Keuze voor: MNHNutrition and HealthMScA: Epidemiology and Public Health2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScF: Food Digestion and Health2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScC: Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology2AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMScB: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status2AF