Note that a Spanish version of this course is available here.
Diet is the biggest single risk factor for preventable diseases in the world and a key driver of diabetes, heart disease, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
On this course, you’ll look at what makes up a healthy diet, and see what types of foods play a crucial part in preventing diseases and improving wellbeing.
Investigate the potential causes of unhealthy eating patterns
Medical professionals are of utmost importance in food transformation and a well understood knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability helps them in playing an active role.
You’ll build your understanding of the relationship between food and disease. You’ll also reflect on the possible biological, social, and psychological causes of unhealthy eating patterns, and interpret the importance of evidence-based nutrition.
Discover the importance of a sustainable diet
You’ll explore different forms of sustainable diet and how to apply current health guidelines to different groups of people based on their current life stage and health.
By understanding the link between food, nutrition, diets, and sustainability, you’ll be able to effectively assess human health at different life stages.
Understand the diagnosis, management, and treatment of NCDs
By interpreting and analysing evidence-based nutrition reports, you’ll be able to identify which foods are essential to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, as well as which ingredients can help treat and prevent various diseases. You’ll also develop skills to have conversations with people about improving their diet for health benefit.