Infos für Studierende

Overview of courses offered by the Research Group PHN

  • Grundlagen der Humanernährung
    (Vorlesung & Übung, Life Sciences Ernährungswissenschaft B.Sc.)
  • Biostatistik
    (Vorlesung & Übung, Life Sciences Ernährungswissenschaft B.Sc.)
  • Public Health Nutrition
    (Vorlesung & Übung, Life Sciences Ernährungswissenschaft B.Sc.)
  • Ernährungsphysiologie der Makro- und Mikronährstoffe
    (Seminar, Life Sciences Ernährungswissenschaft B.Sc.)
  • Integrierte Ernährungswissenschaft
    (Seminar, Life Sciences Ernährungswissenschaft B.Sc.)
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
    (Lecture & Exercise, Nutrition & Biomedicine, M.Sc.)
  • Health Behaviour & Health Promotion
    (Lecture & Exercise, Nutrition & Biomedicine, M.Sc.)

Details can be found on Moodle.

Topics for Bachelor's or Master's theses

  • Non-compliance of controls in unblinded dietary intervention studies
    In intervention studies, blinding is the preferred way to ensure that members of control groups are not affected by the type of intervention. However, not every type of intervention can be blinded. Particularly, personalized nutrition studies cannot be conducted in a blinded manner, such that subjects are fully aware whether or not they come to enjoy the benefits of the intervention.
    Therefore, the aim of this project is to investigate the compliance of controls in unblinded dietary intervention studies, and to find out to which extend members of control groups seek to mimic the benefits offered to the intervention groups.
  • Food reformulation: Strategies and evidence
    Food reformulation policies aim at modifying food products in order to reduce related risks of non-communicable diseases. The challenge is to identify suitable target foods and achieve substantial health benefits from limited changes, such that the intended increase of the health value of the products does not lead to decreases in gustatory values, or to technological issues or increased costs.
    The aim of this project is to review food reformulation strategies and assess their suitability to increase the overall quality of selected food products and finally contribute to improve the public health situation.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of photo-based dietary assessment tools
    There is a growing number of dietary assessment tools. More and more classical approaches are digitalized and available as online tools or mobile apps. With smart phones as permanent companion through everyday life, photo-based dietary assessment becomes increasingly important.
    The aim of this project is to compile a market overview of photo-based dietary assessment tools and evaluate the strengths and limitations of such approaches.
    (In progress, 2022)
  • Qualitative assessment of mobile nutrition apps by undergraduate students enrolled for "Life Sciences – Ernährungswissenschaft"
    We ran an online survey among undergraduate students enrolled for "Life Sciences – Ernährungswissenschaft" and asked them to test and evaluate several mobile nutrition apps.
    The aim of this project is to summarize and assess the evaluation reports provided by the students with specific focus on user preferences and needs regarding mobile nutrition apps.
    (In progress, 2022)
  • Nutritional situation in Colombia with special focus on the consequences of the flow of refugees from Venezuela
    (Completed, summer 2020)
  • Development of recruiting strategies for an app-based dietary survey among Elderly
    (Completed, summer 2020)
  • Assessment of the nutritional quality of snack bars in the German market based on a nutrient profiling approach
    (Completed, summer 2020)
  • Impact of food choices on sustainability aspects of diets
    (Completed, spring 2021)
  • Integration of Behaviour Change Techniques within nutrition-related mobile apps 
    (Completed, summer 2021)
  • Trends in energy intakes over the previous decades
    (Completed, winter 2021/22)
  • Comparison of the nutritional situation in EC Member States based on FAO's Food Balance Sheets
    (Completed, winter 2021/22)
  • Transformation of the results from an online FFQ into optimal user feedback
    (Completed, winter 2021/22)