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    Application Deadline
  • 35 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes Certificate in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Discover the latest insights on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in the development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in the online open course.
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Overview

Learn about the role of nutrition in relation to diseases of the circulatory system and diabetes, which are major causes of death worldwide. You’ll learn about the etiology of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, stroke, other forms of cardiovascular diseases and how often these occur worldwide. 

You will learn about biological modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol and obesity, and how they impact these diseases in a different way. After completing this course you will also have gained a deeper insight in underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, and the role of (epi)genetic factors.

Dieticians and doctors often get questions from their patients on what they can do to improve their health. In this course, part of the Professional Certificate Program Nutrition and Disease, you will learn about the interaction between nutrients, diets and cardiometabolic disease (heart disease and diabetes). 

Cardiometabolic diseases

You'll learn about the current progress in nutrition and cardiometabolic disease research. You will learn how cardiometabolic diseases can be prevented on the population level through lifestyle and dietary modifications. 

The Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes Certificate from EdX in partnership with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various disciplines related to nutrition and health, e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, public health workers, physicians, health care professionals, health policy makers, nutrition educators, biologists, and food scientists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 35 days
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 to 8 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Understand the role of dietary factors in the occurrence, progression and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases
  • Understand the biological processes that contribute to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders
  • Guidelines for primary prevention
  • The role of epigenetics and genetic factors

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Knowledge of basic biology is useful

Tuition Fee

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