Human nutrition is a multidisciplinary subject that relates to many areas. The Bachelor’s Programme in Nutrition is based on natural science and during the education the subject will be addressed from molecular, medical as well as epidemiological and public health aspects. This requires basic knowledge in chemistry and cell- and molecular biology. These courses are given in the first part of the programme.
The programme consists of one cohesive course block of 180 hp/ECTS (3 years). The first year includes basic chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry and food science, and also an introduction to the anatomy of the body and factors that affects its health and disease. The second year starts with one term of cell- and molecular biology. The three following terms comprise courses with successive in-depth studies in the area of nutrition: human physiology, human nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional toxicology, molecular nutrition and public health nutrition. The programme is completed by an individual degree project of 15 hp/ECTS in a chosen nutritional area.
The purpose of the programme is that the student after taking the course should have developed analytical competence and skills in working scientifically in a wide range of areas related to nutrition. This can for example be information, diet and health education, teaching, practical laboratory work, and product development in food or drug industry, or work in international organisations. An increasing number of nutritionist also runs their own company and works as consultants. The programme also constitutes a basis for further studies and research in the area and gives the qualifications needed for the one-year Master’s programme in nutrition science at Karolinska Institutet.
The language of instruction at the bachelor's programme is Swedish.
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