Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Are you in the health, food or education sector? Then it’s in your interest to be well-informed about the relationship between food, nutrition and health. But, how do you do that? If you would like to advance your skills and knowledge, build your confidence in food and nutrition, then this is the course for you. Presented with a practical focus, this course will advance your understanding of food, nutrition and the relationship between diet, lifestyle and health. It will enrich your understanding of fundamental nutritional concepts, allowing you to feel confident that the decisions you make and the information you provide are underpinned by science. Enrol in Nutrition in the Health Sector from the University of Adelaide and help improve health and wellbeing today.
Nutrition in the Health Sector
Discover how food impacts health and wellbeing with the University of Adelaide
On this four week course, you’ll deepen your knowledge of the relationship between food, diet, lifestyle, and health in the context of optimising practices in the health sector.
Examine key concepts in nutrition, from food groups to metabolism and absorption
You’ll take an in-depth look at food composition and nutrients, discovering their principal roles within the body and how this changes throughout a life cycle.
You’ll then investigate digestion, absorption, and metabolism in detail and their effects on energy levels and balance.
Optimise health and wellbeing practices
Blending theory with practice, you’ll link the concepts and theories explored with real-life scenarios, such as informing dietary guidelines and making nutrition calculations.
You’ll learn how to conduct nutrition assessments to help build a complete picture of a person’s health. You’ll investigate health inequities and nutritional challenges, and how these can be addressed.
Contextualising your knowledge by examining practices and guidance from around the world, you’ll learn how to gather evidence based nutrition data and assess its value.
Explore how optimum nutrition can reduce the risk of chronic disease
You’ll investigate health dietary patterns and identify how a poor diet contributes to increased risks of different diseases.
Exploring techniques such as recipe modification, you’ll gain skills in linking healthy eating guidelines, dietary intake, food supply, and disease, as well as developing approaches to guide patients towards healthy food choices.
Equipped with a range of useful techniques and approaches, you’ll finish this course able to deliver practical guidance and advice that will positively impact the health and wellbeing of your patients in the context of your healthcare setting.
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...
- Identify fundamental concepts of food and nutrition: food composition, nutrient recommendations, food group and healthy eating guidelines.
- Explore the process involved in the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients.
- Describe the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle and health (optimising health and wellbeing and reducing risk of disease).
- Apply knowledge of nutrition, lifestyle and health to real world scenarios.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for health professionals, nutritionists, and food scientists who wish to further their knowledge of nutrition and health eating guidelines in the context of healthcare provision.
It will also benefit those working more broadly in the health sector, food industry, or as food service professionals and educators.
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 110Source: QS World University Rankings 2023
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