Nutrition and Health - Micronutrients and Malnutrition, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
2 months
249 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Nutrition and Health - Micronutrients and Malnutrition Certificate in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Learn from the top professors of Wageningen University & Research about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact your health. 

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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 malnutrition.

Key facts 

In this course, Professor Sander Kersten from Wageningen University & Research will explain about the micronutrient (vitamins, minerals, and trace elements) content of foods. You will learn about their role in the body and their impact on our health. 

Moreover, this course will discuss how suboptimal nutrition may affect human health, with particular attention to malnutrition and global hunger. You will learn about strategies to improve and combat these problems of malnutrition. Finally, the course will make you familiar with nutritional research and research methodologies.

The Nutrition and Health - Micronutrients and Malnutrition 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 mind set by learning to better weigh and interpret information about food, nutrition and health. to improve overall health.

This course, is part of the Food, Nutrition and Health Professional Certificate Program.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Basic Principles of micronutrients
  • Water, minerals, trace elements
  • Fat soluble vitamins and health
  • Water soluble vitamins and health
  • The global burden of micronutrient malnutrition
  • Global solutions to micronutrient deficiencies
  • Insight in the future of Nutritional Science (verified learners only)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisites are undergraduate basic biology.

Tuition Fee

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