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Food as Medicine Final Assessment Course (NNEdPro)

Prove what you know and be eligible to apply to join a global membership network for healthcare professionals and organisations.

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  • Duration

    1 week
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Take the first steps in joining a global network of nutrition educators

The Monash University set of ‘Food as Medicine’ courses are recognised by NNEdPro, as a pathway for doctors and other healthcare professionals to enter their International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE). NNEdPro is a global centre for nutrition and health anchored at the University of Cambridge, working to improve nutrition-related health outcomes for patients. Completing these courses enables doctors and healthcare professionals to apply for IANE membership, which gives access to a network of medical nutrition expertise, opportunities and initiatives through NNEdPro’s partnerships.

What topics will you cover?

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply knowledge of nutrition and diet from completed Food as Medicine courses to a specific healthcare context.
  • Demonstrate the patient communication skills learned from completed Food as Medicine courses by preparing video responses to two different case studies.

Who is the course for?

This course is specifically for doctors and other healthcare professionals who are wanting to apply for membership of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE), and who have completed a minimum of two courses from the Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice program and the Food as Medicine course.

Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

What topics will you cover and what will you do?

This course does not present new content on food as medicine. Rather, this is a final assessment course.

Within this course you will demonstrate how you communicate nutrition and health information to patients by applying the knowledge you learnt in the Food as Medicine courses by producing video responses for two case studies (two videos in total). The purpose of the video response format is to further develop your communication and information technology skills, both of which are vitally important in professional settings.

It’s worth noting that the hours per week listed for this course reflect the preparation and production effort required for each case study submission.

Once you have successfully completed and upgraded this course you will be issued with a digital Monash NNedPro IANE pathway certificate by FutureLearn. This provides you with the opportunity to apply for IANE membership.

Join a global membership network for healthcare professionals and organisations

Completion of ‘Food as Medicine’ courses from Monash enables doctors and healthcare professionals to apply for membership of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE).

IANE membership enables access to a global network of medical nutrition experts and knowledge symposia, bespoke support and mentorship to implement nutrition into practice, and opportunities to participate in public health nutrition advocacy initiatives through NNEdPro’s partnership with governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Please note, IANE membership is only open to qualified health professionals.

Completion of these courses will also enable interested professionals to apply for Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) membership at discounted rates.

Based in the United States, SNEB promotes effective nutrition education and communication to improve healthful behaviours in the community through nutrition education and advocacy.

What software or tools do you need?

To complete this course, you will need access to a digital camera, webcam or mobile device with a camera to record your two video responses. You will also need to create a Google Account and a YouTube channel to upload and share your videos with Monash for marking.

Please note, your video will not be searchable on YouTube or the Internet, and will only be viewable by the marker after you have submitted your YouTube URL to them.

Depending on your internet connection and file size, upload times can be significant. Please allow sufficient time before the due date for your video to upload to YouTube.

Applying to IANE

To be eligible to apply to IANE using the Monash University Food as Medicine pathway, healthcare professionals will need to:

  1. Complete a minimum of two courses from the Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice program.
  2. Complete the Food as Medicine course, being sure to upgrade the course and meet all requirements to get a Certificate of Achievement.
  3. Purchase, complete and pass this Food as Medicine Final Assessment Course (NNedPro), which involves submitting two case study assignments for marking by Monash.

Please note, completion of Food as Medicine requirements does not provide automatic entry to IANE. You must submit your certificate of completion from this Food as Medicine NNedPro Pathway course with your application to IANE – find out more about applying to IANE.

Who will you learn with?

Melissa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist involved in research and teaching at Monash, along with working in private practice. She specialises in nutritional genomics.

Gary is Professor and Head of Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University. He is interested in dietary phytochemicals and health.

Who developed the course?

Monash University

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021


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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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