Explore how poor nutrition and diet contributes to malnutrition and disease.
Report on the nutritional and protective qualities of specific diets.
Investigate toxins present in food and how they contribute to human disease.
Describe how waterborne chemical toxins can have an adverse effect on health.
Reflect on how air pollution can contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease.
On this course you’ll look at the importance of nutrition in human health and explore what happens to the body when it doesn’t receive the right nutrients. You will focus on malnutrition and obesity and how these contribute to the development of diseases, such as diabetes. Using research from the University of Leeds, you’ll learn how food can lead to ill health by carrying pathogens that cause food poisoning, or toxins linked with diseases such as cancer. You’ll then investigate environmental factors, including air pollution and its contribution to cardiovascular diseases.
The importance of vitamins and minerals for human health.
Protein and Energy Malnutrition (PEM): the causes, and physical and physiological symptoms.
Obesity: its presentation, causes and consequences.
Food toxins and the risk to health.
Contribution of environmental toxins and the association with human disease.
Waterborne toxins and the impact on health.
Air pollution and its contribution to cardiovascular diseases.
The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease and medicine. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care or just wish to learn more about it, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.