|Module title||Plant Bioactive Compounds With Pro-Healthy And Toxic Activity|
|Module lecturer||dr Jagna Chmielowska-Bąk, dr Karolina Izbiańska-Jankowska|
|Lecturer position||assistant professor|
|Faculty||Faculty of Biology|
Module aim (aims)
The main aim of the course is to provide the student with (i) knowledge on the health-promoting and harmful effects of bioactive compounds contained in plant-based foods and (ii) technical skills on quantitative/qualitative detection of these substances, through laboratory experiences.
In the frame of the course students will get theoretical and practical knowledge concerning:
- the importance of plants in human nutrition in various regions of the world
-the types of plant bioactive compounds, their functions and effect on human organisms
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Lectures and seminars:
Lecture and seminar 1: Introduction to plant significance in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry.
Lecture and seminar 2: The chemical diversity of plant products.
Lecture and seminar 3: Plant secondary metabolites with pro-healthy activity.
Lecture and seminar 4: Plant toxic bioactive compounds.
Lecture and seminar 5: The effects of xenobiotics in plant-based food on humans.
Laboratory 1: Measurement of chosen pro-healthy compounds in plant based products (e.g. antioxidant compounds, phenolics, vitamins).
Laboratory 2: Assessment of the level of chosen toxic compounds and antinutrients in plant-based food products (e.g. oxalic acid, tannins, glycosides)
The seminars will assessed on the basis of:
Activity during the classes
15% of final grade grade
Tasks carried our during the meetings
( on meetings 1, 4 and 5)
30% of final grade (10% per each assessment)
Presentation prepared on the chosen bioactive compound, group of bioactive compounds or medical plant (meeting 3)
55% of final grade
The lectures will assessed on the basis of final assignment, according to the obtained scores:
Maximum – 20 points
19, 20 points – 5, (A in ECTS grading system)
17,18 points – 4+ (B in ECTS grading system)
15, 16 points – 4 (C in ECTS grading system)
13, 14 points – 3+ (D in ECTS grading system)
11, 12 points – 3 (E in ECTS grading system)
˂11 points – 2 (F, fail)