Free Online Course on Food as Medicine: Food and Inflammation

The Monash University is offering free online course on Food as Medicine: Food and Inflammation. This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.

In this two week course, applicants will understand how food and nutrition relates to inflammation with this course for healthcare professionals. This course will start on February 12, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Food as Medicine: Food and Inflammation
Institution: Monash University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on February 12, 2018

Providers’ Details

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

About This Course

On this course, designed especially for healthcare professionals, gets an introduction to current evidence surrounding the impact of nutrition and foods on development and treatment of chronic low-grade inflammation, and potential subsequent disease development.

Why Take This Course?

Designed by experts in food, nutrition and genetics from Monash University, and featuring input from General Practitioners and nurses this course will give you up to date information on inflammation and health, and help you to help your patients incorporate foods with potential anti-inflammatory properties into their diet.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Discuss how inflammation is involved in disease development and progression.
  • Evaluate the complexity and variability of inflammatory responses in non-communicable diseases.
  • Describe the role of nutrition for optimizing management of low-grade chronic inflammation.
  • Discuss the complex interplay between nutrition, immune function and inflammation, and how this translates to using a whole-diet approach when providing dietary recommendations.
  • Engage effectively with patients and respond to common nutrition and inflammation related questions.

Requirements

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.

However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.

You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

This course is recognized by:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): this activity has been approved/allocated 40 Category 1 points by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017 – 19 triennium.
  • In order to meet the RACGP QI&CPD Program requirements to receive 40 Category 1 points, RACGP members must complete all parts of this course, including the reinforcing activity, by 3 November 2017
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA): this activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 6 CPD hours.
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN): endorsed for CPD. Registered Nutritionists can work with acutely-ill patients only under the close supervision of a Dietitian or other regulated health professional.

Instructors

Aimee Dordevic

Dr Aimee Dordevic is a Registered Nutritionist (Australia & UK) involved in research and teaching at Monash University. She specialises in molecular nutrition in health and chronic disease.

Simone Gibson

Simone is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Lecturer at Monash University. She has a PhD in nutrition/educational research and has experience in a wide range of clinical areas.

Helen Truby

Helen Truby is a Professor and Head of Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at Monash University. My professional background is paediatric dietetics and have research interests in clinical nutrition and metabolism

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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