Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Hybrid or Others
Medicine & dentistry, Subjects allied to medicine
College of Health Sciences
Campus Carreire
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
September - December
Weekday and Period
English, French
Course Number

Food supplements: Physiological and Medical Approaches University of Bordeaux

Course Overview

- To understand the differences between drugs and food-supplements
and know about the Nutrivigilance system.
- regulation To see how medical doctors and food supplement
suppliers consider 4 applications for ageing
- To learn the mechanisms of herb-drug interactions.To discover and
analyse some cases.

Learning Achievement


Course prerequisites

- Academic level: French bachelor or Graduation. Under-graduated
students can follow the course if they have 5 years of professional
experience in the food-supplement area
- Language: French as mother language or English (minimum TOEFL score
of 550/213/79-80 or minimum IELTS score of 6.0).
- Computer and internet are required

Grading Philosophy

Assessment methods is:

- Assessment is based on the analysis of 2 scientific publications 

Course schedule

- The course on Food supplement: physiological and medical
approaches, shows where are located food supplements beside drugs. It
is organized in 4 units with 12 hours of lectures each.

_          - Quality and safety of food supplements_
_          - Food supplements for well-being applications_

_          - Food supplements for ageing prevention_

_          - Iatrogenic effects of food supplements_

- Lectures are recorded to be followed by all distance learners
- Each lecture has its quiz with solutions for self-assessment
- Food supplement regulations and opinions (European, French...) on
specific plants with health benefits are provided
- Links to specific websites of interest are provided
- Glossaries are proposed for knowledge refreshment
- All resources can be downloaded
- A data base on herb-drug interactions is proposed
- The assessment is proposed on scientific publication analysis
- Communication between students is organized with specific forum,
wiki and chats.

Course type

Lectures, Document analyses, glossaries, forum and chats. - The teaching mixes classroom lectures for Bordeaux students, recorded and distance work. The course can be followed completely in distance learning and has been designed for that purpose. - The course includes 4 teaching units each counting 12 hours of lecture. Quizzes are proposed for self-assessment. Analysis of scientific publications can be included in the evaluation.  - _80 hours in total = 4 ECTS_ - _48 hours lectures and 12 hours on quizzes = 2 ECTS_ - _20 hours private work on publications assessment = 2 ECTS_

Online Course Requirement


Other information

- Maximum 30 French and English students (*maximum 60 students if the
analysis of scientific publications is not included)
- Selection upon achievements, grades, cover and recommendation
- Selection criteria: essentially motivation and initial level
- Selection criteria: sufficient back-ground based on either academic
performances or professional experiences
- Satisfaction inquiries are proposed at the end of each lecture
units and at the end of the course to allow a continuous improvement.

Duration: 48 hours of lectures and a total of 80 hours of work including 32 hours of personal work

Language of instruction: French or English upon choice
Mode of delivery: The teaching mixes classroom lectures for Bordeaux students, recorded and distance work.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero