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Gain a deeper understanding of the connection between food, exercise and the gut, with this course for healthcare professionals. Improve your knowledge of the gut and how it's affected by food and exercise with this Food as Medicine - Food, Exercise and the Gut course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with Monash University.
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Overview

The gut is a complex part of the human body, and can be affected by many different factors. It’s vital healthcare professionals have a solid understanding of how the gut works, and what can exacerbate or improve gut problems.

The programme

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention - leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the different gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by individuals participating in sport and exercise, including the degree of incidence and severity.
  • Explain the concept of exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome, and the associated acute and chronic health implication.
  • Describe the key factors that exacerbate exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome.
  • Summarise the current evidence-based prevention and management strategies for exercise-associated gastrointestinal perturbations and symptoms.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of these prevention and management strategies.

Accreditation

  • Sports Dietitian Australia (SDA): Successful completion of this course will attract 20 SDA CPD Points for members.
  • Sports Nutrition Exercise Register (SENr)/British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    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
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome
  • Exacerbators
  • Nutritional intervention and dietary modification
  • Gut training

Lecturers

  • Ricardo Costa

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    194 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 194 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    194 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 194 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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