BTA2001 - Nutrition


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The subject deals with the various nutrients; carbohydrate, protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals. Digestion, absorption and metabolism linked to the energy-rich nutrients are emphasized. In the subject, we discuss energy turnover in the body, dietary recommendations, diet and health. The Norwegian dietary advice is reviewed. Topics such as physical activity, seafood and health are also included in the course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student:

  • has knowledge of the fundamental feature in metabolism
  • has knowledge of food nutrients and the main digestion, absorption and further metabolic reactions of the energy-yielding nutrients


  • understanding of the importance of the relationship between nutrition, food and human health, and factors which are implicated in developing diseases
  • Understand seafood nutritional value and the effect off seafood in human diet


  • Discuss association between nutrition and health
  • discuss and reflect on the connection between nutrition and health
  • communicate basic knowledge from the course to others in society

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder: Lectures, exercises and mandatory assignments.

The course has a study load of 200 hours, of which up to 50 hours are lectures and up to 40 hours of group assignments

Mandatory requirements: There are 3 mandatory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam. Mandatory assignments are valid for 3 semester.

4 hours written exam. In case of an re-take of exam, if less than 10 students want re-take of exam the written exam may be changed to an oral examination

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomarine Innovation (298BMI)
Biotechnology (427BT)

Course materials

Pedersen, Hjartåker, Andersen: Grunnleggende ernæringslære, Gyldendal Akademiske, hele boken er pensum Olav sand, Øyvind Sjaastad, Egil Haug, Jan Bjålie: Menneskekroppen. Fysiologi og anatomi, Gyldendal, kap. 15 og 16. The edition of the books is announced when the teaching starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MK301212 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nutrition
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 3
G317 Gnisten/Fagskolen 0
G326 Gnisten/Fagskolen 27
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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