Discover the latest insights on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in the development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in the online open course Nutrition, Heart disease and Diabetes.
You will learn about current progress in research on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other cardiometabolic disorders and you will discover how these cardiometabolic diseases can be prevented in individuals and populations through lifestyle and dietary modifications.
Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours per week
Content of the course
Do you want to know how dietary and lifestyle habits affect the human metabolic and circulatory system? Register for this course and you will learn about the etiology of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders. Learn how these diseases impact populations worldwide and how they can be prevented. Understand the role of biological risk factors, such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol and obesity, Get a deeper insight in underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, and the role of (epi)genetic factors.
After completing this MOOC you will have discovered the latest insights on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus.
This course 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, dietitians, biologists, and food scientists.
What you will learn
- Understand the role of dietary factors in the development 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
Professional Certificate Programme
Want to learn more? Earn a professional certificate by completing the Professional Certificate Programme Nutrition and Disease. This programme consistst of two MOOCs: Nutrition, Heart disease and Diabetes and Nutrition and Cancer. In the Professional Certificate Programme Nutrition and Disease, you will learn about the interaction between nutrients, diets and cardiometabolic disease (heart disease and diabetes).
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