Denmark, Aarhus

Nutrient Absorption and Metabolism

when 8 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

With a course in Nutrient Absorption and Metabolism you can help to change, optimise and define the terms and conditions for tomorrow's food production for the benefit of your own and future generations. In a world with a changing climate and a growing population, agriculture and society face huge challenges. Many issues must be taken into account. The food supply must increase and food production must be more efficient. There is also a need to improve animal health and welfare and to protect our natural environment and resources. Course offered by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AU.

Course leader

Niels Bastian Kristensen, Aarhus University

Target group

The student should be experinced within:

- Anatomy
- General chemistry
- Biochemistry
- Physiology
- Nutrition

Course aim

After completing the course, the student will be able to formulate experimental hypotheses in the field of quantification of nutrient absorption and metabolism. Design appropriate studies that answers questions related to inter-organ nutrient fluxes. Maintenance of multi-catheterized animal models. Skills in practical sampling and sample handling working with the multi-catheterized pig Conduct relevant chemical analyses in the laboratory Collect data, perform relevant calculations and to do a biological interpretation of results and present data in a scientific paper.

Fee info

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