Free Online Course on Good Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health | Alison

Diploma in Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health

Learn about the importance of good nutrition dietary therapy for diseases in this free online course.

Free Course
This free online nutrition, therapeutics and health course will introduce you to recommended dietary allowances, classes of nutrients, units of energy, energy requirements, and the major and trace minerals. Start the course and learn about nutritional disorders, meal planning, food sanitation and hygiene, adaptation of a normal diet, principles of therapeutic diet, and diet therapy for various diseases.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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In this course, you will learn about the relationship between food, nutrition and health, the digestion and absorption of food, and recommended dietary allowances. The various classes of nutrient as well as the functions and diverse food sources of these nutrients will be covered. Also, you will learn about the factors that influence energy needs in the body, and the components of energy requirements. Furthermore, the course will highlight the basal metabolic rate (BMR), energy balance, and the functions of major and trace minerals.

This course will also teach you about water as an essential nutrient, and the balanced diet and food groups we have. The course will highlight how to select an adequate diet while teaching about food sanitation and hygiene. Lastly, the course will examine the causes, symptoms and dietary requirements for diseases affecting the intestines, liver, gall bladder, heart and blood vessels, and kidney, and then look at stress, burns and surgery.

This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to work in the areas of diet and nutrition, and to all learners who plan to work in healthcare. Start this course today and learn all the information you need about nutrition, therapeutics and health.

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Introduction to Nutrition and Health

Nutrients and Their Role I

Nutrients and Their Role II

Nutrients and Their Role III

Diploma in Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health - First Assessment

Meal Planning

Sanitation and Therapeutic Nutrition

Therapeutic Nutrition I

Therapeutic Nutrition II

Diploma in Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to: 

  • Identify the relationship between food, nutrition and health
  • Discuss the different classes of nutrients needed by the body and digestion
  • Explain recommended dietary allowance and importance to the body
  • Examine the three macronutrients needed by the body; carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
  • Identify the units of energy and energy requirements of an individual
  • Discuss the seven major minerals and the nine trace minerals
  • Explain the concept of balanced diet and various food groups
  • Identify an appropriate guide for selecting adequate diet, food selection and meal planning
  • Discuss food sanitation, hygiene and items needing particular attention
  • Explain the therapeutic adaptation or modification of a normal diet
  • Discuss the symptoms, causes and dietary treatment of various diseases


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