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Diploma in Human Nutrition – Revised 2017

Improving your overall health and wellness is easy with this free online health and nutrition course.

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This free online course in Human Nutrition is a comprehensive introduction to the role of nutrition in our growth and development throughout our lives. With the huge rise in diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, we face important choices in terms of food and nutrition on a daily basis. This course will help you make better choices that will ensure good health and wellness.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

There are three energy-yielding macronutrients that our bodies need to consume on a daily basis to maintain important functions such as growth and energy production. These are carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. This human nutrition course online discusses these nutrients that provide the essential components for our bodies.

This Diploma course is rich with insights on human nutrition and the roles macronutrients and micronutrients play in maintaining good health. It will benefit health-conscious individuals and healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about how to live a healthier life. They say that you are what you eat, so take charge of your wellbeing today with this nutrition and human health online course.

This Diploma course is rich with insights on human nutrition and the roles macronutrients and micronutrients play in maintaining good health. It will benefit health-conscious individuals and healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about how to live a healthier life. They say that you are what you eat, so take charge of your wellbeing today with this nutrition and human health online course.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to: - Discuss the various nutrients that provide the essential components for our bodies. - Explain the functions of the human digestive system. - Discuss in detail the various groups of carbohydrates. - Outline three main types of amino acids. - Describe the process of protein synthesis, the levels of protein structure and the various protein functions. - Discuss the roles fatty acids play as well as the eicosanoid compounds derived from fatty acids. - Explain the various carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism pathways. - List and describe various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium. - Describe the structure and functions of antioxidants.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
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