Denmark, Aarhus

Nutrient Absorption and Metabolism

when 5 August 2013 - 23 August 2013
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

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

Course leader

Adam C. Storm, Aarhus University.

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

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).

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.