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On this course, designed specially for healthcare professionals, get an introduction to current evidence surrounding the impact of nutrition and foods on development and treatment of chronic low-grade inflammation, and potential subsequent disease development.

The programme

Designed by experts in food, nutrition and genetics from Monash University, and featuring input from General Practitioners and nurses this course will give you up to date information on inflammation and health, and help you to help your patients incorporate foods with potential anti-inflammatory properties into their diet.

By the end of the Food as Medicine - Food and Inflammation course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with Monash University, you'll be able to:

  • Discuss how inflammation is involved in disease development and progression.
  • Evaluate the complexity and variability of inflammatory responses in non-communicable diseases.
  • Describe the role of nutrition for optimising management of low-grade chronic inflammation.
  • Discuss the complex interplay between nutrition, immune function and inflammation, and how this translates to using a whole-diet approach when providing dietary recommendations.
  • Engage effectively with patients and respond to common nutrition and inflammation related questions.


  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
  • Royal College of General Practitioners

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • More details: Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
      • Programme intensity Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 14 days
        • Intensity 4 hrs/week
        • Part-time variant
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
      • More information Go to the programme website

      Programme Structure

      What topics will you cover?

      • Inflammation and health
      • Metabolic inflammation
      • Inflammation and non-communicable disease
      • Inflammation and nutrition recommendations
      • Providing practical recommendations to patients regarding inflammation and diet

      English Language Requirements

      This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

      General Requirements

      • This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.
      • However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.
      • You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        169 USD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 169 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
      • National

        169 USD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 169 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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