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Understand the relationship between food and genetics and learn how to apply your learning to help patients. Discover the relationship between food and genetics with this Food as Medicine - Food and our Genome course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with Monash University!
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Overview

How does our genome affect our health? Should patients adjust their diets according to their genes? Answer these questions and more with this course designed to give healthcare professionals the latest information on food and genetics.

The programme

On the course you’ll explore topics including epigenetics and nutrigenetics, the human genome and the ethical issues surrounding genetic healthcare. You should leave the course with a greater understanding out the impact of genetics on nutritional requirements, and you should feel more confident in answering common nutrition and gene related questions.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the main factors of the human genome.
  • Describe how genetics can affect nutritional requirements.
  • Explain and provide examples of how nutrients can affect the activity of genes.
  • Engage effectively with patients and respond to common nutrition and genetic related questions.
  • Summarise ethical, legal and social issues associated with nutrigenetic testing and discuss how these may affect healthcare practice.

Accreditation

  • British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN): endorsed for CPD.

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 3 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?

  • Genetics
  • Nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics
  • Nutrient regulated gene expression
  • Nutritional genomics and healthcare practice
  • Challenges for healthcare professionals

Lecturers

  • Chiara Murgia
  • Helen Truby
  • Melissa Adamski

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

    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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