Denmark, Aarhus

Nutrient absorption and metabolism

when 1 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 140

The course activities include: 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. 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, statistical analysis of data, critical data evaluation, and scientific presentation.

The research questions addressed in the course will change along with the actual research projects at the department.

The course will qualify the student to:

Discuss literature in the field of quantitative nutrient absorption and metabolism
Formulate a hypothesis in the field
Design appropriate studies that answer questions related to inter-organ nutrient fluxes
Work with the multi-catheterized animal models including sampling and sample handling
Conduct relevant chemical analyses in the laboratory
Collect data, perform relevant calculations and biological interpretation of results
Present data in a short scientific paper (max. 10 pages per student).

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

Course leader

Peter Kappel Theil
Adam C. Storm

Target group

Science Students

Course aim

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 140: Danish and EU/EØS (tomplads): 140 EUR
EUR 1303: NON-EU-EØS students (free-mover): 1303 EUR