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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Physiology of nutrition - B323017
Title: Fyziologie výživy
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition (323)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Cahová Monika RNDr. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The content of the course is an overview of physiological processes in the body that have a causal or consequential connection with human nutrition. The first part summarizes the knowledge about digestion and resorption of individual nutrients, the function of the digestive tract, the excretion of waste products and energy and nutrient balance. The general part focuses on eating disorders, alternative diets and nutritional epidemiology.
Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Characterize the functions of individual organs and systems in the body in connection with nutrition

Characterize the importance and function of the digestive tract and related organs

Characterize the basic parameters of energy balance and substance balances

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Literature -

A: Hloch O.: Užitečné tabulky pro praxi nejen v interních oborech. Grada Publishing, Praha, 2018. ISBN 978-80-271-0311-9

R: Lukáš K., Žák A. Gastroenterologie a hepatologie. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1787-6

R: Rokyta R.a kol. Fyziologie a patologická fyziologie pro klinickou praxi. Grada, Praha, 2015; ISBN: 978-80-247-4867-2

A: Silbernagl S., Despopoulos A. Atlas fyziologie člověka. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha, 2016. ISBN 978-80-247-4271-7

R: Silbernagl S., Lang F. Atlas patofyziologie člověka. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3555-9

R: Vokurka M. a kol. Velký lékařský slovník. 10. Aktualizované vydání, Maxdorf, Praha, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7345-456-2

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Learning resources -

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (17.11.2021)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

V rozsahu sylabu

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Syllabus -

1. Excursion into history - a look at healthy nutrition through the eyes of centuries

2. Macro- and micronutrients I (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, water, minerals, trace elements)

3. Macro- and micronutrients II (basics of intermediate metabolism)

4. Nutrient and energy balance; biological and energy value of diet; methods of determining energy demand (calculations, direct and indirect calorimetry)

5. Anatomy and function of the digestive tract I (anatomy and function of the GIT)

6. Anatomy and function of the digestive tract II (Glands connected to the digestive system, liver, pancreas; Detoxification mechanisms; Excretion of substances from the body, kidneys)

7. Intestinal microbiome and its contribution (not only) to digestion

8. Regulation of food intake

9. Eating disorders

10. Alternative ways of nutrition, reductarian diets, food groups, nutritional requirements, nutrition of specific population groups. Diet therapy

11. Selected hygienic aspects of nutrition. Food allergies

12. Metabolic research - nutrition through the eyes of science

13. Nutritional epidemiology

14. Nutrition through the "eyes" of the planet (sustainability, new food sources).

Last update: Vlčková Martina (18.04.2024)
Entry requirements -


Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Registration requirements -

Prerequisite: Biology

Co-requisite: Human Nutrition

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Course completion requirements -

Course completion form: oral exam

Course completion conditions: Successful completion of the oral exam

Last update: Pulkrabová Jana (16.11.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
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