• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 63 days
    Duration
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Overview

There is an overload of information about nutrition and health, but what is the truth and what can you do to improve the health of your patients? Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. This course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health, with a focus on health problems related to overnutrition.

In this course, Professor Sander Kersten from Wageningen University & Research will explain about the composition of the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat and protein. You will learn about their role in the body (how they are absorbed, stored and metabolized for energy) and their impact on our health. 

Energy homeostasis

Moreover, this course will cover energy homeostasis and the regulation of body weight. You will learn about overweight and obesity and strategies to improve and combat these problems of overnutrition. Finally, the course will make you familiar with nutritional research and research methodologies.

The Nutrition and Health - Macronutrients and Overnutrition Certificate from EdX in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX  is especially useful for health care professionals and people working in the food industry with a non-nutrition background. You will develop a critical mindset by learning to better weigh and interpret information about food, nutrition and health. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 63 days
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

       6 to 8 hours per week

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

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Introduction to the field of food and nutrition
  • Composition of foods
  • Basic chemistry of carbohydrates, fat and protein
  • How macronutrients are absorbed, stored and metabolized
  • How macronutrients may impact health
  • How to better weigh and interpret the information overload about nutrition and health

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Basic biology

Tuition Fee

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