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Certificate of Achievement

Randal Oulton

has completed the following course:

Nutrition and Wellbeing

University of Aberdeen

This online course explored the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies. It helped demystify the complex and often conflicting messages about diet and health from sources like the media, food industry and scientific community.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Alex Mavroeidi

Honorary Lecturer at The Institute of Medical Sciences

University of Aberdeen

Professor Alexandra Johnstone

Personal Chair, The Rowett Insitute

University of Aberdeen

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Learning outcomes

  • Describe components of a healthy diet
  • Identify principles of healthy eating
  • Apply principles learned to assess their own dietary intake
  • Develop an understanding of good examples of evidence based research
  • Calculate their own Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Explore the influences on food choice and eating behaviors
  • Identify current nutrition controversies
  • Discuss their own views on food and eating


By the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the principle constituents of food, along with foods and dietary patterns that meet current UK based dietary recommendations and are associated with reduced risk of common chronic diseases.
  2. Understand and evaluate nutrition information, advertising, and news in the media.
  3. Apply nutrition knowledge to personal food choices and dietary patterns

Issued on 1st April 2021

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Free online course:

Nutrition and Wellbeing

University of Aberdeen