2022-2023 / NUTR1004-1

Advances in Nutrition and Gastrointestinal tract biology II


20h Th, 10h AUTR

Number of credits

 Master in biomedicine (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Joëlle Collignon, Jean Delwaide, Nathalie Esser, Guy Jerusalem, Edouard Louis, Nicolas Paquot, Catherine Reenaers

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

serological biomarkers: CRP, ANCA, ASCA, coeliac serology
fecal biomarkers: calprotectine, lactoferrine
Tissular biomarkers
Pr N Paquot course (4h) General principles of balanced nutrition
Nutrition and diseases: the example of type 2 diabetes
J Collignon G Jerusalem (4)
General principles in digestive oncology
Epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic, staging, treatment

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of the teaching is to give a translationnal view of the biomarkers used in digestive dieseases.
- knowledge of the physiopathologic/ physiologic role of the biomarkers
- knowledge of the dosage techiques
- understanding of he use of he biomarkers in the management of digestive diseases
feacal calprotectine will be dicssued more largerly .
The aim of this teaching is also to understand the general principles of balanced nutrition.
Using the example of type 2 diabetes, understand how and why nutritional disorders lead to pathology
The aim is also to understand the general principles in digestive oncology in order to better make a correlation between lab research and clinical application

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Physiology and physiopathology of digestive diseases
Immunology and histology of the gut
biochemical techniques : ELISA, Immunohistochemistry
Concept of human biochemistry and physiology (energy metabolism, regulation of energy substrates)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

slides presneted during the course
clinical cases
reference articles

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

face to face or distance-learning if necessary

Recommended or required readings

Expert opinion for use of faecal calprotectin in diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease in daily clinical practice.
United European Gastroenterol J. 2018 Oct;6(8):1117-1125.
European Society Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Guidelines for Diagnosing Coeliac Disease 2020.
Reenaers C, Bossuyt P, Hindryckx P, Vanpoucke H, Cremer A, Baert F.
Husby S et al.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Jan;70(1):141-156.

Assessment methods and criteria

Any session :

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written examination

Work placement(s)


Organizational remarks



Nicolas Paquot
Secretariat: 043667238
gastroenterology department: 043667890

Association of one or more MOOCs