Open University MOOC On Science of Nutrition

To explore the science behind audible things Open University is offering free online course, ‘The Science of Nutrition’. This MOOC is for anyone with a general interest in science or nutrition.  Applicants will have the opportunity to carry out some experiments to find out a little more about the role that acid plays in digestion and how enzymes work.

This MOOC does not require any previous experience of studying either subject. The course will start from July 23, 2018.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Science of Nutrition
Institution: Open University and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts July 23, 2018

Providers’ Details

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. The Open University is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. All Open University Science courses presented on FutureLearn are produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

About This Course

This free online course will look to answer some of these questions, by looking at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. Applicant will look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.

There will be some human biology, focusing on the digestive system, including the liver, and the bloodstream, which carries the processed food components to all parts of the body. Applicant will also find out how much energy different sorts of foods supply.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. After completing this course students will learn to explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.

Learning Outcomes

Applicant will have the opportunity to carry out some experiments to find out a little more about the role that acid plays in digestion and how enzymes work, as well as working out how much energy is contained in a single peanut.

Requirements

This course is intended for anyone with a general interest in science or nutrition and does not require any prior experience of studying this subject.

Instructors

Audrey Brown

She is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, with wide interests across science and particular expertise in supporting students who are taking their first steps in science subjects.

How To Join This Course

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