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General information

 

Course unit name: Molecular and Cell Principles and Pathophysiology of Obesity

Course unit code: 569898

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Francesc Villarroya Gombau

Department: Faculty of Medicine

Credits: 3

Single program: No definit

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 75

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

30

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face and online

 

30

Supervised project

30

Independent learning

15

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

— Acquire knowledge of the main pathophysiological bases of obesity, with a focus on the molecular, cellular and physiological levels of analysis.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

No..

Title

1

The obesity epidemic

2

Cellular and molecular basis of energy expenditure

3

Adipobiology

4

Brown adipose tissue

5

Experimental models for the study of obesity and adipobiology

6

Neuroendocrinology of food intake control

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

Lectures and seminars with participation of scholars specialized in specific fields.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment

— Attendance and participation: 20% of the final grade. Attendance is controlled everyday by signing.
— First questionnaire: 40% of the final grade. *
— Second questionnaire: 40% of the final grade. *

* Questionnaires are related to one review paper. The review is provided in class and the questionnaire must be answered in the same session. Questionnaires includes True/False questions (-0.5 points for incorrect answers).

 

Examination-based assessment

— First questionnaire: 50% of the final grade. *
— Second questionnaire: 50% of the final grade. *

* Questionnaires are related to one review paper. The review is provided in class and the questionnaire must be answered in the same session. Questionnaires includes True/False questions (-0.5 points for incorrect answers).