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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.





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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.

The human digestive system plays a complex and wonderful bodily function which will be covered in this human nutrition online course. You will also learn the various groups of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins including their metabolic pathways and functions. The lessons will also cover the three main types of amino acids, the roles and the eicosanoid compounds derived from fatty acids, the various vitamins and minerals, and the structure and functions of antioxidants.

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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Introduction to Human Nutrition

Nutrition and Science Research

Diploma in Human Nutrition - First Assessment

Introduction to the Human Digestive System

Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection

Diploma in Human Nutrition - Second Assessment

Introduction to Carbohydrates

Introduction to Proteins

Introduction to Lipids

Diploma in Human Nutrition - Third Assessment

Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism

Carbohydrate Metabolism Pathways

Lipid Metabolism Pathways

Protein Metabolism Pathways

Diploma in Human Nutrition - Fourth Assessment

Introduction to Vitamins and Minerals


Vitamin E

Vitamin C


Diploma in Human Nutrition - Fifth Assessment

Course assessment

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.


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