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Ph.D. DEGREE (HUMAN NUTRITION) FOR FEMALE

Ph.D. in Human Nutrition (Female)

A- Courses from Department of Food Science and Nutrition – College of Agriculture: 

 

Courses List

Course No

Title

Cr. Hrs.

FSN 610

Nutritional changes during processing

2(2+0)

FSN 620

Advanced Applied Nutrition

2(2+0)

FSN 630

Special nutritional aspects

3(3+0)

FSN 631

Nutritional aspects of energy balance

 2(2+0)

FSN 632

New concepts in nutrition

2(2+0)

FSN 690

Special Studies

3(0+3)

FSN 698

Seminar (1)

1(1+0)

FSN 699

Seminar (2)

1(1+0)

FSN 700

Ph.D dissertation

 

B- Courses from Department of Biochemistry – College of Science:

 

 

Course No

Title

Cr. Hrs.

BCH 530

Biochemical methodology

3(0+3)

BCH 545

Inborn errors of metabolism

3(3+0)

 

C- Courses from Department of Zoology – College of Science:

 

 

Course No

Title

Cr. Hrs

ZOO 534

Physiology of Hormones

2(1+1)

ZOO 630

Gastrointestinal Physiology

3(2+1)

 

D- Courses from Department of Agriculture Economics – College of Agriculture:
 

 

Course No

Title

Cr. Hrs.

AGEC 613

Agricultural  Bio-Statistics

3(2+1)

 


Courses Plan

First level (8 units)

 

Code & No.

Course Name

Units

BCH 530

Biochemical methodology

3(0+3)

FSN 610

Nutritional changes during processing

2(2+0)

ZOO 630

Gastrointestinal Physiology

3(2+1)

 

Second level (8 units)

 

Code & No.

Course Name

Units

BCH 545

Inborn errors of metabolism

3(3+0)

FSN 620

Advanced applied nutrition

2(2+0)

FSN 630

Special nutritional aspects

3(3+0)

 

Third level (7 units)

 

Code & No.

Course Name

Units

ZOO 534

Physiology of Hormones

2(1+1)

FSN 631

Nutritional aspects of energy balance

2(2+0)

FSN 632

New concepts in nutrition

2(2+0)

FSN 698

Seminar (1)

1(1+0)

 

Fourth level (7 units)

 

Code & No.

Course Name

Units

AGEC 613

Agricultural bio-statistics

3(2+1)

FSN 690

Special studies

3(0+3)

FSN 699

Seminar (2)

1(1+0)

 

Next levels

 

Code & No.

Course Name

Units

FSN 700

Ph.D Dissertation

 

 


Courses Description

 

A- Courses from Department of Food Science and Nutrition – College of Agriculture:

FSN 610 Nutritional changes during processing                       2(2+0)
 Food groups and their nutrients contents. The effect of environment and agricultural practices on food composition. Effect of handling and storage on nutritional value of fresh food. The effect of processing and preservation methods (heat treatments, freezing, drying, irradiation  ... etc), packaging and storage, cooking and preparation of food on its nutritional value.

FSN 620 Advanced Applied Nutrition                                    2(2+0)
 Recent advances in selected topics in applied nutrition in pregnancy and lactation. Infant and adolescence nutrition. Nutrition in Schools. Athletes’ nutrition. Alternative food patterns. National and international nutritional aspects.

FSN 630 Special nutritional aspects                                      3(3+0)
 Dietary and nutritional imbalance. Food selection in cases of alimentary tract disorders (stomach, intestinal, pancreatic and liver). Nutrition of cases with kidney diseases, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, cancer and food allergy.

FSN 631 Nutritional aspects of energy balance                      2(2+0)
 Energy (energy metabolism, biochemistry of energy expenditure and metabolism, regulation of basal metabolism rate, physical activity, thermogenesis and food intake in the body weight, function of adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue in body weight, the key steps of regulation in intracellular glucose and fat metabolism). Obesity (historical development of scientific aspects, classification, childhood obesity, genetic and psychological aspects of obesity).

FSN 632 New concepts in nutrition                                     2(2+0)
Nutritional interventions in new dietary applications. International approaches in nutrition supplements manufacturing, marketing and proscribing, Application of nutrition and physical activity and its roll in health.

FSN 690 Special Studies                                                    3(0+3)
 Under the supervision of the course instructor, the student should conduct a lab or field research project in the area of human nutrition. He should present a report on his project at the end of the semester.

FSN 698 Seminar (1)                                                        1(1+0)
 The student shall present an oral and written report on a selected topic in the field of human nutrition under the supervision of the course instructor.

FSN 699 Seminar (2)                                                         1(1+0)
 Under the supervision of his academic advisor, the student shall present an oral and written report on the topic he intend to work on in his Ph.D dissertation

FSN 700 Ph.D dissertation

B- Courses from Department of Biochemistry – College of Science:

BCH 530 Biochemical methodology                                       3(0+3)
            Spectrometry:  spectrophotometry (scanning), I.R. analysis, spectrofluorimetry. Chromatography: purification of proteins, affinity and/or hydrophobic chromatography. Electrophoresis:  polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (e.g. LDH isoenzymes), SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (molecular weight determination), immunoelectrophoresis, isoelectric focusing. Centrifugation: sub-cellular fractionation, molecular weight determination by sucrose density gradient. Radioactive counting and radioimmunoassay. Gas chromatography of lipids. Transport of ions in biomembranes.
BCH 545 Inborn errors of metabolism                                   3(3+0)
 Chromosome basis of human heredity, Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (pentosuria, diseases of fructose metabolism and glycogen storage diseases). Amino acid metabolism (urea cycle disorders, disorders of folate metabolism), lipid and steroid metabolism (lipoprotein deficiency and hyper-lipoproteinemia, familial diseases of sterol metabolism). Purine, pyrimidine, metals and porphyrin metabolism. Disorders of connective tissue, muscle and bone metabolism. Defects in the transport of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and steroids. Deficiency of circulating enzymes and plasma proteins.

C- Courses from Department of Zoology – College of Science:

ZOO 534 Physiology of Hormones                                        2(1+1)
 Cellular and organismal action of hormones in vertebrates. Regulation of hormone secretion, mechanism of action of hormones, hormones and blood sugar. Hormonal regulation of body fluids, regulation of calcium and phosphorous metabolism. Hormonal regulation of metabolic rate, food intake, body composition and growth. Hormonal regulation of reproduction. Hormones and animal behaviour. Hormones and homeostasis.

ZOO 630 Gastrointestinal Physiology                                     3(2+1)
 Motility, nervous control and blood circulation of the gastrointestinal tract, Transport and mixing of food in the alimentary tract, Secretory function of the alimentary tract, Gastrointestinal disorders.

D- Courses from Department of Agriculture Economics – College of Agriculture:

AGEC 613  Agricultural  Bio-Statistics                                     3(2+1)
 General Linear Models (Linear model and their assumptions, Least squares method and its properties, Analysis of variance for the residuals, Goodness of model fit, Linear transformations, Indicator variables, Logistic function, Selection of independent variables, Multicollinearity, applications in agricultural aspects) – Nonparametric Statistics (Test of goodness of fit 2, Test of homogeneity 2, The kolmogorov-smirnov one sample test, The signed test, Signed rank test, The kolmogrov smirnov two sample test, The wilcoxon-mann-whitney two sample test, Kruskal-wallis k sample test, The median test for k samples, Friedman’s test for the two way classification, A median test for the two way classification, Spearman’s coefficient of rank correlation, applications in agricultural aspects).

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