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).
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.
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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
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- 35 days
- 6 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences View 32 other Short Courses in Health Sciences in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Knowledge of basic biology is useful
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.