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Health Effects of Alternative Dietary Habits

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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. Tímea VARJAS (vtimi_68@yahoo.com), assistant professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OSF-ATS-T  |  1 credit  |  Dentistry |  Optional module  |  spring

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

12 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 4 – max. 30 person

Available as Campus course for 8 student(s). Campus-faculties: ETK GYTK TTK


The aim of the course is to widen the knowledge of the medical, pharmacy and dental students about the effects of alternative diet forms on health status. This will include an assessment by a professional certified nutritionist. Outlining the advantages and disadvantages of the diets (on both health and financial levels) are also part of the course.


  • 1. The vegetarian diet - lacto, ovo, lacto-ovo vegetarian nutrition - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 2. The vegetarian diet - strict vegan, pesco, pollo vegetarian nutrition - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 3. Vegan diet - Fruitarianism, raw food diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 4. Vegan diet - Macrobiotic diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 5. Separation diets - Diamond's fit-for-life diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 6. Separation diets - Hay's alkalizing, acidifying diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 7. Fashion diets - Bruker's diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 8. Fashion diets - Steiner's diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 9. Atkins diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 10. A Paleolithic diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 11. Mediterranean diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea
  • 12. Importance of organic foods in the diet - Dr. Varjas Tímea



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

PPT-presentations (Neptun)


Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Absences should not exceed 15% of lectures and practicals (2x45 min). Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.
Examination: written test

Mid-term exams

Examination: written test

Making up for missed classes

Based on individual consideration

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars