Denmark, Aarhus

Nutrient Absorption and Metabolism

when 4 August 2014 - 22 August 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

The student will work with scientific problems in quantitative nutrient absorption and metabolism both in theory and praxis.

The course activities include: A journal club where relevant literature in the field is read and discussed, an introduction to experimental and surgical techniques, hands on sampling/animal experimentation and laboratory work, handling of data, calculations and biological interpretation of results, written and oral scientific presentation of results.

Course leader

Peter Kappel Theil, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

The objective of the course is to develop skills in animal experimentation and quantitative metabolic physiology that enables the participant to address scientific questions related to the biology of animal nutrition. This includes hypothesis formulation, planning and running experiments, analysis of experimental designs, work with experimental animals, laboratory analyses, and statistical analysis of data, critical data evaluation, and scientific presentation.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.