Català Castellano
Academic year 2020-21

Subject's general information
Double bachelor's degree: Degree Physiotherapy and Degree in Human Nutrition and Diethetics1COMMONAttendance-based
Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics1COMMONAttendance-based
Course number of credits (ECTS)6
Type of activity, credits, and groups
Number of credits123
Number of groups632
Teaching load distribution between lectures and independent student workLectures 60h
- Main 30h
- Practical 10h
- Seminars 20h
Independent student work 90h


Teaching staffE-mail addressesCredits taught by teacherOffice and hour of attention
COLOM SANMARTI, GLORIAgloria.colom@udl.cat7
GATIUS CORTIELLA, FERNANDOfernando.gatius@udl.cat5,1
RIBA VILADOT, MAGINmagi.riba@udl.cat5,9
Subject's extra information

IMPORTANT: if it is required, the classes will be followed virtually and if any activity cannot be carried out normally, it will be replaced by an alternative activity.

The basic training of future graduates in Human Nutrition and Dietetics necessarily includes the understanding of chemical concepts and the acquisition of skills for their application to practical cases in a professional future or in other areas of their studies. It's this basic training, which enables the construction of a solid conceptual framework, what defines the studies in the university.

Learning objectives

. The student must be able to understand and describe the chemical compounds and their transformations.

. The student must be able to apply his knowledge to specific situations in his specialty.

. The student must know and apply the concepts specified in the theoretical and practical program.

. The student has to work (both individually and as a part of a team) in solving problems. This subject is (mainly) evaluated with exercises, where the student has to apply the correct formulas with the corresponding units and interpret the results.

1) The level of knowledge that the student must have in order to pass the course implies:

To understand and apply the concepts specified in the theoretical program.

To know the concepts used to interpret different aspects of chemical transformations (and products).

To know the basic scientific terminology of chemistry (both for organic and inorganic compounds).

2) The main teaching objectives to be achieved are:

To understand and describe the structure of various compounds.

To know the different characteristics (and intrinsic properties) of substances.

To know the chemistry of food.

In addition, students will learn to apply this knowledge in the interpretation of specific situations.

Significant competences

The main competence of this subject is to understand the fundamentals of chemistry in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Students who pass the course must achieve specific competences:

To know how to use the equipment in the laboratory.

To know how to perform basic techniques used in the preparation of samples for their analysis.

To know how to describe and interpret the properties of different substances.

To use the correct environment for their training (Virtual Campus, email, electronic books).

To work in solving different problems both individually and as a part of a team.

Students who pass the course must achieve the strategic competence:

Making proper use of critical and scientific thinking.

Subject contents



The course is divided into theoretical classes (all students), along with problem solving sessions, questions, exercises and seminars (in smaller groups) and laboratory sessions (also in smaller groups). Sessions of seminars and laboratory will be in small groups for a better interaction between the teacher and students.


EXAM / ACTIVITY                                       % QUALIFICATION

1st Partial Ex.                                              20%

2nd Partial Ex.                                             50% (with final exam)

Seminars / Exercises                                  10%

Test (Sakai)                                                 10%

Practical sessions                                       10%


Practical sessions are mandatory and both an exam (about the contents of each practical session) and the attitude in the laboratory will be evaluated in these activities.

The active participation of students will be taken into account in the seminar classes (in small groups) but also an additional academic work (dossier of exercises) will be evaluated. 


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