What will you learn in this course?

Welcome to our course!

I am Prof. Yue-Hwa Chen. The other educators of this course are:

We are all from the College of Nutrition, Taipei Medical University, with expertise in various aspects of nutrition and food science.

On this course, you will learn the roles of nutrition among various health problems or diseases, such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, or anemia. You will learn the theory and relationship between these disease and nutritional choices. We will discuss how to choose foods wisely to improve your health conditions.

The first week will be taught by me. I will talk about some of the practical issues happening in real life and we will also explore diet and cancer. Then we will suggest some solutions to answer these problems. Then, in Week 2, you will meet Prof. Yeh who will explore metabolic syndrome and dietary recommendations. Once you’ve completed Week 2, you’ll meet Prof. Chang, who will explore anemia and diet with you. In the final week of the course, you will meet Prof. Hsieh, who will discuss topics around energy homeostasis and body weight.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all and hearing your valuable perspectives on these topics!

Please do feel free to discuss the themes of the course with us.

Mark as complete

Once you are ready to move on from a step, click ‘Mark as complete’, then move onto the next step. As you work through the course you can monitor your progress by selecting ‘Progress’ at the top of the page. If you are new to FutureLearn you may find the Using FutureLearn area useful.

Participating in discussions

An exciting element of learning on FutureLearn is the support from other learners. On most steps, you will be able to post comments and engage in discussion with your peers. You can ‘like’ comments if you agree with what’s been said or if you have found something particularly interesting. You can also reply to comments and filter the comments by ‘Most liked’.

Follow others

Just like on a social networking site, everyone on FutureLearn has their own profile and you can ‘follow’ individuals who are of particular interest to you, making it easier to find their comments. To follow someone, click the pink ‘Follow’ button on their FutureLearn profile page or next to any comment they have posted in the course.

You can then filter the discussion on this and future steps, as well as on the Activity tab above, to see only comments made by people you’re following.

Important Notes

Lastly, to our dear learner, this course is not intended to be diagnostic or therapeutic for a particular health condition. If you have any health concerns, we recommend that you seek professional advice and support, rather than discussing those concerns with other learners.

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Nutrition and Disease Prevention

Taipei Medical University