Català Castellano
Academic year 2019-20

Subject's general information
Double bachelor's degree: Degree Physiotherapy and Degree in Human Nutrition and Diethetics4OPTIONALAttendance-based
Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics4OPTIONALAttendance-based
Course number of credits (ECTS)6
Type of activity, credits, and groups
Number of credits0.81.40.83
Number of groups2222
Teaching load distribution between lectures and independent student workHours in class 60
Hours of study at home 90
Distribution of creditsTheory 3
Classroom practices 2.2
Laboratory practices 0.8
Teaching staffE-mail addressesCredits taught by teacherOffice and hour of attention
CASALI TABERNET, ANDREUandreu.casali@irblleida.udl.cat6
LAPLANA LAFAJA, MARINAmarinalaplana@cmb.udl.cat6
Subject's extra information

This subject is optional for the fourth year and focuses on giving basic knowledge about nutrigenomics (the effect of the diet on gene expression) and nutrigenetics (what are the genetic differences between the human population that affect nutrient uptake and metabolism) . It is essential to have approved the subject of Biology and Genetics of 1st year to be able to study.

Learning objectives
Significant competences

General competences

The graduate in human nutrition and dietetics must:

Specific competencies

The graduate in human nutrition and dietetics must:

Subject contents

1. Introduction

2. The human genome

3. Regulation of gene expression

4. Epigenetics

5. Mutagenesis

6. The inheritance

7. Genetic diagnosis and analysis techniques

8: Nutrigenomics and diet

9: Genetic determinants

Practical activities

Computer room:

            - Databases in genomics

            - Identification of inheritance patterns

            - Monographic exhibitions


         Analysis of the diet in tumor growth in a colon cancer model in Drosophila

Type of activity Description Hours in class  Groups Hours professors
Theory Class 36 2 72
Computer class Computer practices 16 2 32
Laboratory Lab practices 8 2 16
TOTAL   60   120



Continuous assessment will be carried out in accordance with the following criteria:

1. Exams (60%).

There will be two tests, which will be worth 60% of the final mark (30% + 30%). The exam will consist of a questionnaire of test questions, theoretical questions of short answer, questions of reasoning or numerical problems.

Practical reports and laboratory work will only be considered if the average mark of the exams is greater than 4.5.

2. Monograph (30%)

At the beginning of the course, a series of topics will be proposed and each student will choose one to prepare a monograph. Each student will present a report that will be given to the teacher on the assigned date, and will be worth 15% of the final grade. Each month, each student will do a public exhibition of his work of 30 ', which will be worth 15% of the final grade.

3. Laboratory work (10%)

The laboratory work will be evaluated based on the practice book, in which the results will be presented and discussed, as well as answering a series of questions related to the activities carried out during the practice. Assistance to ALL practice sessions is a necessary condition for the work to be taken into account for the purposes of evaluation.


Students can have a tutorial session to review the notes of each block, which will agree with the person in charge of each blog. In no case will be issues related to evaluations outside the assigned sessions or by email.

In the event that following these criteria, a student does not reach the minimum mark of 5.0, he may submit to an extraordinary recovery test, which will be done during the semester's assessment period. In order to be entitled to the extraordinary test, the average mark of the two exams completed during the course must be at least 3.5. The extraordinary test will consist of the resolution of questions of type test (30%) and theoretical questions of short answer, questions of reasoning or numerical problems (70%) of the subject. The final mark of recovery will be the result of pondering the mark of this exam (60%), if it is greater than 4, with that of the monograph and practices of the course (40%).


Molecular Biology of the gene. 6th ed. Watson et al. 2008 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Genes IX. 9th ed. Lewin 2008 Jones and Batlett Publishers.

Lewin’s essential genes. 2nd ed. Krebs et al. 2010 Jones and Batlett Publishers.

Genetics: analysis of genes and genomes. 7th ed. Hartl & Jones 2009 Jones and Batlett Publishers.

Genetics: a conceptual approach. 3rd ed. Pierce 2008 W.H. Freeman and Co.

Genetics: analysis & principles. 3rd ed. Brooker 2009 McGraw-Hill Higher Education.