Nutrition and life cycles

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Obiettivo del corso è fornire le informazioni di base riguardanti i mutamenti anatomici, fisiologici ed endocrini che accompagnano lo sviluppo, la crescita e l'invecchiamento in relazione alle diverse esigenze nutrizionali nelle varie età della vita.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
I module: Embryo development and growth: morphological basis, principles and mechanisms. Placenta and development. Development alterations: diet and teratogenic effects. Ipo- and ipervitaminosis during pregnancy. Micronutrients. Oxidative stress, apoptosis and congenital malformations. Pathological status and alimentary disorders during gestation and developmental defects.

II module: Endocrine control of growth and aging. Growth, development, puberty, menopause. Nutrition in pregnancy, in the first year of life, in childhood and adolescence. Hormonal variations during aging. Aging and calcium metabolism. Free radicals, oxidative stress, antioxidants and aging. Nutrition in old age.
BIO/06 - COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND CYTOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment
Via Mangiagalli 32