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Nutrition and diet are of vital importance in maintaining your health and well-being throughout your life. We all face important choices in terms of nutrition and diet on a daily basis and the Alison Learning Path in Human Nutrition will give you the knowledge and understanding to maintain optimum health while avoiding illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

 

The Alison Learning Path in Human Nutrition is a sequence of courses that provide an in-depth look at important aspects of human nutrition such as the three energy-yielding food systems (carbohydrates, proteins and lipids) as well as the life-sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient and a micronutrient perspective.

 



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Introduction to Human Nutrition

    Introduction to Human Nutrition is a free online 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 free 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.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients

    Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients is a free online course providing an in-depth look into the three energy-yielding macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Our bodies require us to consume macronutrients on a daily basis to maintain numerous bodily functions such as growth and providing energy to carry out activities.

    In this free course, the learner will be introduced to the three energy-yielding macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The course covers the nature and roles of these primary macronutrients from the various types of carbohydrates to the importance and functions of lipids. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on macronutrients or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about macronutrients.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism

    Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrients Metabolism is a free online course providing a comprehensive look into the life sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient perspective. These life sustaining chemical processes that occur in our cells are essential for our bodies to grow, maintain their structures and respond to their environments.

    In this free online course, the learner will be introduced to metabolism and the carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism pathways. This free course will cover the various pathways of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids from glycogenesis to protein degradation. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on metabolism or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about metabolism.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  4. Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients

    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.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. Human Health - Diet and Nutrition

    This course aims to offer a broad education on how to stay healthy in today's hectic, fast-paced world. The course discusses life expectancy, healthcare, and individual's dietary needs. It considers the recommended ratio of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in human diet and examines the consequences of dietary imbalances. It is suitable for anyone in healthcare, as a revision aid, and for anybody interested in staying healthy!

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  6. Healthy Living

    This free online course is all about healthy living. It is intended to make you more aware of what you eat and drink. This course will show you how to exercise and create a balanced diet that can help you to stay fit and healthy. It will help you to follow a healthy lifestyle by choosing foods that are appropriate for you and this will help you to plan your exercise regime. It will also explain calories and food energy. It will make you think about the dangers of alcohol. This course will help you to understand food labels and help you put healthy eating into practice.

    Note: This course has been optimised for Internet Explorer, some features may not function or display correctly in other Web browsers such as Firefox.

    3-4 Hours
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Human Nutrition Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.



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