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Food as Medicine - Food and our Genome

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14 days
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About

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!

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

Programme Structure

Syllabus

  • Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics
  • Nutrigenetics, epigenetics and healthcare practice

Lecturers

  • Chiara Murgia
  • Helen Truby
  • Melissa Adamski

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 14 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    169 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 169 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
  • National

    169 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 169 USD for the full programme during 14 days.

Funding

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