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Wageningen University Free Online Course On Nutrition & Health 

This is NUTR102x, Wageningen University’s online course to learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health. This course is intended for basic biology undergraduates.

The overall objective of this course is to address the micronutrient content of foods and will cover the role of the various micronutrients in the body. The course starts on November 9, 2015.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort:  6-8 hours/week
Subject: Nutrition and Health
Institution: Wageningen University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.
Session:  Course starts on November 9, 2015. 

Providers Details

This Wageningen University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. Wageningen University’s courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and reach out to consumers to help them make informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences on the  WageningenX platform. EdX courses are open to everyone*. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn.

About This Course

Food plays a central role in our society but few people actually understand what it does to our bodies. Learn more about nutrition and how our diet  profoundly impacts our current and future health. The course will focus on undernutrition and micronutrients. The team of Professors from Wageningen University will introduce you into the chemistry of vitamins and minerals.

The course will address the micronutrient content of foods and will cover the role of the various micronutrients in the body.  In addition, NUTR102x will discuss how suboptimal nutrition may affect human health and will pay particular attention to global hunger and malnutrition.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate.Verified Certificate will be eligible for Credit, Official and Easily Shareable. NUTR102x is part of the Nutrition-Food for Health xSeries of Wageningen University.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge:
– Basic chemistry of vitamins and minerals

-Food composition

-The role of vitamins and minerals in the body

-The Impact of malnutrition on global disease burden

-Nutritional strategies to improve nutritional status and combat malnutrition

Instructors

-Sander Kersten
Professor, Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University

-Alida Melse
Assistant Professor, Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University

-Inge Brouwer
Associate Professor, Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University

-Guido Hooiveld
Assistant Professor, Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University

Requirements

– Basic Biology Undergraduates

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