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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[50/23]  FOOD AND NUTRITION SCIENCES [23/20 - Ord. 2017]  NUTRIZIONE 6 52


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of the nutritional properties of foods, food guidelines, principles of proper nutrition. At the end of the course the student will have knowledge on:
- the use of LARN (levels of energy and nutrients for the Italian population)
- the use the various food groups according to their characteristics
- the determination of dietary protocol and the nutritional needs of healthy individuals or collectivity in physiological conditions.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The course provides students with theoretical and practical skills allowing them to evaluate nutritional needs and apply dietary principles in physiological conditions in order to develop suitable nutritional protocols. Knowledge on the applications of techniques and methods for measurement of body composition.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS: Evaluation and interpretation of nutritional status.
COMMUNICATION: Ability to explain concepts and data drawn from scientific publications. Ability to explain the principles of proper nutrition in clear and appropriate language. Ability to relate to other professionals working in the nutrition field.
LEARNING SKILLS: autonomous consultation of databases, publications and information sources accredited at national and international level.


Basic concepts of anathomy, biochemistry and physiology


Relationship between nutrition and health: body composition and energy production and utilization
Body composition: methods
Macro and micro nutrients
Nutrients in food
Healty nutrition: quality, quantity and variety
Nutrition in childhood, adolescence, senescence
Normocaloric diets
Ipocaloric diets
Chetogenic diets
Signal diets
Nutrition for sports

Teaching Methods

The course consists in lectures involving the use of PowerPoint presentations.

Verification of learning

The final exam of the course is based on the evaluation of an oral examination. The student will discuss orally a few different topics proposed by the teacher, using, where necessary, schemes / graphic representations. Knowledge of the topics of the course, the ability to link between different topics, the expressive capacity, the use of appropriate terminology, the ability to synthesize will be evaluated.
The final grade takes into account several factors:
Quality of the knowledge, skills and competences:
a) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of knowledge
b) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of skills
c) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of competences
Exposition mode:
a) Capacity of expression;
b) Proper use of the specific language of the discipline;
c) Logical capacity and consequentiality in the fitting of the contents;
e) Ability to connect different arguments by finding the common points and establish a consistent overall design, ie taking care of structure, organization and logical connections of speech exposition;
f) Ability to summarize.
Relational qualities:
Capability to exchange and interacte with the teacher during the interview.
Personal qualities:
a) critical spirit;
b) ability to self-evaluation.
Consequently, the judgment can be:
a) Fair (18 to 20/30)
The candidate demonstrates little knowledge acquired, superficial level, many gaps. Expressive abilities modest, but still sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; logical capacity and consequentiality in the fitting of the subjects at elementary level; poor capacity for synthesis, lack of interaction with the teacher durations interview.
b) Moderate (21 to 23)
The applicant demonstrates a discreet acquisition of knowledge but lack of depth, with a few gaps; expressive abilities more than sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; acceptable mastery of the language of science, logical capacity and consequentiality in the fitting of the arguments of moderate complexity, more than enough capacity for synthesis and the ability to graphic expression acceptable.
c) Good (24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a rather large knowledge, moderate depth, with small gaps; satisfactory mastery of the expressive capabilities and significant scientific language; dialogical ability and critical thinking well detectable, good capacity for synthesis and ability to graphic expression more than acceptable.
d) Outstanding (27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive knowledge, well depth, with marginal gaps; remarkable powers of expression and high mastery of scientific language; remarkable capacity of dialogue, good competence and relevant aptitude for logic synthesis, high capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
e) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive and in-depth knowledge, gaps irrelevant, high capacity and high mastery of the expressive language of science; excellent capacity of dialogue,aptitude to make connections between different subjects, excellent ability to synthesize and very familiar with the expression graphics.
The praise is attributed to the candidates clearly above average, and whose notional, expressive, conceptual, and logical limits, if any, as a whole are completely irrelevant.


Adami Dietetic scienze
Costantini Human nutrition

More Information

The teacher will give references to the students in order to deepen the most relevant topics.

How to sign: in order to take the oral exam the students have to sign on ESSE3 within the Friday prior to the date of the exam. For information (time, room, etc.)

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