Introduction to Human Nutrition
Learn how healthy nutrition can prevent diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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Introduction to Human Nutrition is a course providing a broad insight into the dynamic field of human nutrition. With the huge rise in diet-related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, we face important choices in terms of diet and nutrition on a daily basis. It is also important to understand the role nutrition plays in growth and development throughout our lives.
This course will cover various topics from explaining the fundamental nutrients that provide us with the essential components for our bodies, to the scientific research and practices that are being conducted and continuously reported to the public. This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to gain an insight into human nutrition or any learner who wants to enter the field of human nutrition. The course will also be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about human nutrition.
Module 1: Introduction to Human Nutrition
Introduction to Human Nutrition - Learning Outcomes
The Basics of Human Nutrition
Calories and Food Energy
Phytochemicals, Zoochemicals and Functional Foods
Module 2: Nutrition and Science Research
Nutrition and Science Research - Learning Outcomes
In Vitro and Animal Studies
Nutrition Research Statistics and Publishing
Module 3: Introduction to Human Nutrition Assessment
Having completed this course the leaner will be able to: - Discuss the various nutrients that provide the essential components for our bodies; - Summarize how food energy is measured; - Outline non-nutritive components that provide additional health benefits; - Explain the various forms of nutrition research; - Discuss how nutrition research results are analyzed, published and interpreted; - Outline the common progression of research.
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