Students should know and should be able to understand (First Dublin Descriptor) the basic principles of Physiology of Nutrition. To this end, the course aims to provide the student with an adequate understanding:
1. of the basic functioning mechanisms of the gastro-intestinal system under physiological conditions,
2. of homeostatic mechanisms that allow to regulate and adapt the activity of the gastro-intestinal system to the environmental challenges.
Students should be able to learn the principles of Physiology of Nutrition (5th Dublin descriptor), to apply the knowledge acquired to the gastro-intestinal tract (2nd Dublin descriptor), to be able to independently assess simple problems related to digestion (3rd descriptor of Dublin), and to be able to communicate them (4th Dublin descriptor).