• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 35 days
    Duration

About

Is cancer partly preventable through a healthy diet? Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the leading cause of death in many parts of the world. It causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Global trends show that the majority of all cancer deaths occur in the low- and middle-income countries. Yet, cancer can be partly prevented and many of these deaths can be avoided.

Can cancer risk be reduced through a healthy diet or lifestyle? Many studies have been conducted on the role of nutrition and physical activity in cancer prevention. This has resulted in recommendations for cancer prevention. Far less research is conducted on nutrition and cancer progression, but the evidence is increasing that a healthy diet may also play a beneficial role for cancer survivors. Join this course and learn more about the role of nutrition in the occurrence and progression of cancer. You will learn how nutrition is involved in cancer occurrence, treatment, and progression. And you will discover what the evidence-base is for dietary guidelines.

The Nutrition and Cancer Certificate from EdX in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX focuses on a wide range of dietary exposures (including vegetables, meat, dietary supplements, alcohol) and lifestyle factors (including body composition and physical activity) in relation to the occurrence and progression of the most common types of cancer, such as large bowel , breast, prostate, and lung cancer.

This course is  especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various fields related to nutrition or cancer (e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, health policy makers, physicians, caregivers, nutrition educators, biologists, food scientists).  

Dieticians and physicians often get questions from cancer patients about what they can do themselves to help their recovery process. This course is part of the Professional Certificate Program Nutrition and Disease. You will gain a  solid scientific basis to better weigh and interpret all the information available on nutrition and cancer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 35 days
    • 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
  • Study designs to investigate the relation between nutrition and cancer
  • Diet- and lifestyle-related risk factors for cancer development and survival
  • The mechanisms by which nutrition impacts cancer
  • Guidelines for primary and tertiary cancer prevention for the general public and for survivors
  • Understand the evidence-base for dietary guidelines

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Knowledge of basic biology is useful

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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