General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Plant Bioactive Compounds With Pro-Healthy And Toxic Activity
Language English
Module lecturer dr Jagna Chmielowska-Bąk, dr Karolina Izbiańska-Jankowska
Lecturer's email jagna_82@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position assistant professor
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 20
ECTS 3
USOS code 01-BIOPLANT-PIE

Timetable

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)

Syllabus

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.

 

 

 

Laboratories:

 

 

 

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)

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