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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 malnutrition.

The programme

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Introduction to the field of food and nutrition
  • Composition of foods
  • Basic chemistry of vitamins and minerals
  • The role of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • The Impact of malnutrition on global disease burden
  • Nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition
  • How to better weigh and interpret the information about nutrition and health

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Undergraduate basic biology

Tuition Fee

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