Understanding the relationship between diet and health is important, since eating bad food is nowadays one of the key causes of several diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and various non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Throughout this course, you’ll identify healthy diets and dietary patterns, and will see what kinds of foods play an important role in treating and preventing diseases.
Who should join the course
This course has been developed for medical students or people working in health and wellbeing sector.
Professionals in the medical sector will find this course useful for providing an up to date analysis of topical nutrition debates.
The course will have multiple runs from summer 2021 onwards.
Learning objectives and outcomes
Once completed, participants will be able to:
- Identify healthy diets and dietary patterns
- Reflect on the possible causes (biological, social, psychological) of unhealthy eating patterns.
- Explore the current healthy guidelines and understand how they can be applied to different population groups
- Identify how and which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing and play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
- Explore the relationship between food, nutrition, diets and human health at different life stages
How to join the course
This course is available on FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/nutrition-for-health-and-sustainability-open-course/1