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Diploma in Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health

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

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online nutrition diploma 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 science, disorders, meal planning, food safety and hygiene. The course also deals with the adaptation of a normal diet, principles of a therapeutic diet, and diet therapy for various diseases.
Diploma in Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health
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    10-15 Hours
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In this course, you will learn about the relationship between food, human 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 science 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, before proceeding to 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 dietetics or in healthcare. Start this course today and learn all the information you need about nutrition, therapeutics and health.

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