The Human Body, Health and Disease, 7.5 credits

About the education

This course is given the second term in the Bachelor's Programme in Nutrition. It constitutes a basis for further studies in nutrition or related subjects. The course covers basic anatomy, which includes the structure and composition of the human body. Changes that occur in disease will also be discussed. The course also includes an introduction to public health nutrition, with emphasis on the relation between diet and national diseases including cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and malnutrition.

Subject: Nutrition

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Biosciences and Nutrition