DIPLOMA COURSE IN HUMAN NUTRITION

Course Overview

Diploma in Human Nutrition course captures the importance of nutrition for enhanced health. With the increase in illnesses related to diet and lifestyles such as cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, diabetes and obesity, there is an increasing motivation to assess the impact of nutrition on health and growth in people’s lives and general well- being.

This course dissects energy providing macronutrients mainly carbohydrates, proteins and lipids that our bodies require for good health.

The course further puts into perspective an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and also their metabolism and excretion from the human body system. It underscores the effects and impact on their deficiency and toxicity on human health.

The course provides a clear perceptive of human digestive system. It also displays an extensive look into the processes and activities that occur in living human cells.

The course is of great interest to health and development  professionals who would like to learn more about human nutrition in development work and the importance of  macro and micro micronutrients  in maintaining good human health.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Introduction to the Digestive System
  • Digestion, Absorption and Excretion
  • Nutrition and Research
  • Introduction to Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids
  • Understanding Metabolism
  • Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Protein Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Introduction to Micronutrients
  • Introduction to Vitamins and Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium

 Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

Assignments:

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of each month.

COURSE DURATION: 6 months

REGIONS TARGETED: Global

COURSE FEE: $800

ORGANIZERS: Development Dimensions Africa

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Development Dimensions Africa

info@humanitarianagenda.org

www.humanitarianagenda.org

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