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Monash University program

Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice

Develop practical skills in the areas of food and nutrition with this program of courses for healthcare professionals.

Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice

Learn how to use food as medicine in healthcare practice

At a time when food and nutrition information is at an all-time high, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about food based recommendations for health.

This set of courses for healthcare professionals (including GPs, nurses and midwives) will improve your knowledge of nutrition and health topics, and give you practical skills for providing simple nutrition and food based advice to patients.

You may also be able to collect CPD points for these courses, depending on your discipline and professional associations. You will need to pay for each of these courses individually.

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When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

Duration
10 weeks recommended learning
Price
$870 USD (course costs)
Overview
5 courses

What skills will I learn?

Completing the Food as Medicine in Healthcare program will enable you to:

  • generate a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to managing a range of conditions impacted by diet and nutrition

  • provide evidence-based food recommendations for optimising the management of nutrient related gene expression, gut health, inflammation, weight loss, fertility, pre-conception health and nutrition during pregnancy

  • develop strategies to engage effectively with patients on sensitive issues including weight loss, fertility, genetics, and diet

  • apply your knowledge of gastrointestinal symptoms, food, weight loss and management, genes and the human genome, fertility and pregnancy, the immune function and inflammation to respond to common nutrition and dietary questions

  • describe the key factors that exacerbate exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome, prevent weight gain and contribute to weight loss

  • evaluate the complexity and variability of inflammatory responses in non-communicable diseases and discuss the complex interplay between nutrition, immune function and inflammation.

Courses on this program

5 courses

How does our pricing work?

$870 USD - Course Purchases

How do paid courses work?

Paid courses are designed for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn alongside a small group of like minded individuals.

Unlike regular courses, which can be upgraded for a small charge, paid courses cannot be taken for free.

Paid courses include all the benefits of a free course that has been upgraded - such as unlimited access and a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate your success when you become eligible*.

*To be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement, you need to:

  • Upgrade your course - you can do this at any point, before, during or after the course
  • Mark 90% of the steps in the course as complete
  • Attempt every test question and score an average of 70% across all course tests

Please note, you don’t need to pay for a whole program up front. You can pay as you learn, course by course.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn from Monash University, experts in health and nutrition

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University is dedicated to assisting healthcare professionals be up to date with the latest information on food, nutrition and health; assisting them to answer questions from patients and also provide practical food-based advice to help improve a patient's’ health.

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