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Supervisor
Viktorija Joņina

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:21.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:ZFTK_021LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Nutrition ScienceTarget Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Viktorija Joņina
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Dosage Form Technology
The Head of Structural Unit:Baiba Mauriņa
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, zftkatrsu[pnkts]lv, zftkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061547
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)10Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures20
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes40
Total Contact Hours60
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)9Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes36
Total Contact Hours46
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, normal and pathological physiology, pharmacology, food chemistry, medical terminology, Latin, English, food law.
Objective:
Promote the basic knowledge about food supplements: • conduce the comprehension of the main differences between the food supplements and food, between the food supplements and drugs; • conduce the comprehension of health and nutrition claims shown on foods; • create notion about natural substances used in food supplements, their effect on an organism.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1General description of food supplements: definition, the main groups of the components used in the food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Differences between food supplements and drugs. Food and Veterinary Service register and Drug Register of the Republic of Latvia.Classes1.00laboratory
3EU and LR regulations on food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Understanding of health claims made on foods, their scientific substantiation.Classes1.00laboratory
5The differences between food supplements and ethnomedicine, traditional medicine, scientific medicine, homeopathy.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Overview of the herbal drugs and their products used in the drugs and food supplements, permitted and non-authorized health claims on the EU Register of nutrition and health claims.Classes1.00laboratory
7Safety assesment of food supplements. The main rules of food supplement purchase, falsified food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00laboratory
8Overview of the active substance groups of herbal products that are frequently used in food supplements, their description, the role in providing normal function of the human organism.Lectures5.00auditorium
Classes4.00laboratory
9Food supplement (tea for daily consumption/supplementing) making possibilities at home (proper herbal drug preparation; general principles of tea preparation). Food supplement (tea for daily consumption/supplementing) preparation.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00laboratory
10Report – overview of the herbal drugs and their products that are used in the drugs and food supplements, permitted and non-authorized health claims on the EU Register on nutrition and health claims – presentation.Classes1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1General description of food supplements: definition, the main groups of the components used in the food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Differences between food supplements and drugs. Food and Veterinary Service register and Drug Register of the Republic of Latvia.Classes1.00laboratory
3EU and LR regulations on food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Understanding of health claims made on foods, their scientific substantiation.Classes1.00laboratory
5The differences between food supplements and ethnomedicine, traditional medicine, scientific medicine, homeopathy.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Overview of the herbal drugs and their products used in the drugs and food supplements, permitted and non-authorized health claims on the EU Register of nutrition and health claims.Classes1.00laboratory
7Safety assesment of food supplements. The main rules of food supplement purchase, falsified food supplements.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00laboratory
8Overview of the active substance groups of herbal products that are frequently used in food supplements, their description, the role in providing normal function of the human organism.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes3.00laboratory
9Food supplement (tea for daily consumption/supplementing) making possibilities at home (proper herbal drug preparation; general principles of tea preparation). Food supplement (tea for daily consumption/supplementing) preparation.Classes1.00laboratory
10Report – overview of the herbal drugs and their products that are used in the drugs and food supplements, permitted and non-authorized health claims on the EU Register on nutrition and health claims – presentation.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Weekly homeworks about certain theme, using non-commercial evidence-based information sources of natural products in food supplements; weekly individual work with the literature to prepare for the test; preparation of the report and presentation on the herbal drug.
Assessment Criteria:
Tests, homeworks, presentation of the report.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: • explain the difference between food supplements and daily food, functional food, homeopatic and allopathic drugs; • explain the difference between food supplements, ethnomedicine, traditional, scientific medicine and homeopathy; • term EU and LR regulations on food supplements; • explain the essence of health claims made on foods; • name and classify the main groups and sources of the substances that are used in food supplements; • characterise the main active substance groups of food supplements and explain their role in providing normal function of human organism; • name official (non-commercial) evidence-based information sources about natural products that are used in the food supplements; • explain safe purchase rules of the food supplements.
Skills:Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: • see the difference between the food supplements and drugs and explain their effect on the physiological functions of the organism; • explain the role of food supplements in providing normal function of the human organism; • critically evaluate the utility of food supplements depending on the biologically active substances that they contain; • critically evaluate food supplement purchase and using safety; • find and properly use non-commercial evidence-based information on natural products of food supplements; • prepare food supplement – tea for daily consumption.
Competencies:As a result of successfully acquired course the students will be able to: • evaluate the role and utility of food supplements in providing normal function of human organism; • evaluate the safety of food supplements depending on the distribution form and information about the product; • independently improve their knowledge about food supplements and use that knowledge in their professional work.
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