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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients

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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Human Nutrition – Introduction to Micronutrients is a free online course providing an in-depth look into micronutrients. Micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help prevent and delay various types of cell damage that may occur in the body so foods containing them are beneficial for our health.

    This free course will provide an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and an insight into their absorption, metabolism and excretion as well as the effects of their deficiency and toxicity on human health. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want a greater understanding about micronutrients, and will be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about micronutrients and their role in human health.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - List and describe various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium;
    - Describe the absorption, metabolism and excretion processes for vitamins and minerals;
    - Describe the structure and functions of antioxidants;
    - Describe how antioxidants they can prevent cell damage;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Brian Lindshield

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 6 )
  • Module
    Introduction to Vitamins and Minerals
    • Learn more about vitamins and minerals in human metabolism.
    • Introduction to Vitamins and Minerals - Learning Outcomes
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Antioxidants
    • Learn more about anitoxidants in human nutrition.
    • Antioxidants - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Anitoxidants
    • Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
    • What is an Antioxidant?
    • Meaningful Antioxidants
    • Too Much Antioxidants A Good Thing?
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Vitamin E
    • Learn more about vitamin E.
    • Vitamin E - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Vitamin E
    • Alpha-Tocopherol - Natural vs. Synthetic
    • Vitamin E Absorption, Metabolism and Excretion
    • Dietary Vitamin E and Amounts Found in Body
    • Vitamin E Deficiency and Toxicity
    • Vitamin E DRI & IUs
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Vitamin C
    • Learn more about Vitamin C in human nutrition.
    • Vitamin C - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Vitamin C
    • Vitamin C Absorption and Tissue Accumulation
    • Enzymatic Functions
    • Vitamin C Deficiency (Scurvy)
    • Vitamin C Toxicity, Linus Pauling and the Common Cold
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Selenium
    • Learn more about the mineral selenium.
    • Selenium - Learning Outcomes
    • Selenium
    • Selenoproteins
    • Selenium Absorption, Excretion and Toxicity
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 6: Introduction to Micronutrients Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients Assessment
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