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Food as Medicine: Food, Exercise and the Gut

Monash University via FutureLearn

Overview

Improve your knowledge of the gut and how it’s affected by food and exercise

The gut is a complex part of the human body, and can be affected by many different factors. It’s vital healthcare professionals have a solid understanding of how the gut works, and what can exacerbate or improve gut problems.

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention - leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.

Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

Who has recognised this course?

This course is recognised by:

  • Sports Nutrition Exercise Register (SENr)/British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

If you have any questions on the course, its accreditation/endorsement or how it may relate to your professional healthcare practice we encourage you to email your questions to base.nutrition@monash.edu

Taught by

Ricardo Costa

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Reviews

4.4 rating, based on 8 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course presented the issues athletes face extremely well and then went about sorting solutions to the issues based on the research which has been done in the field. Very informative and helpful when dealing with athletes across all sports who have gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Anonymous
    Really informative.

    I would prefer having summaries of the articles along with the link rather than a list of links below for each section.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Really enjoyed this course, very interesting, loved that week two was all about the application, not sure how easy i am going to find applying this to practice in Wales, UK however - very limited resources.
    Tutors very knowledgeable and obviously enthusiastic .
    Case studies useful, i think videos talking through the case studies for clarity would have been great.
    Thanks for a great course!
    (Ricardo i think i worked with you in the Wiral, UK)
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Im really satisfied with the course, the content and the possibility of downloading material by first hand. I definetely recommend it!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Fantastic course for those wanting to learn more about the physiology of EIGS and what tests can be done to correctly assess the possible causes of EIGS in order to plan a dietary treatment.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed taking this course and learned a lot of practical advice based on the most current research in the field.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course wasn't well described, I'd probably go as far as saying misrepresented, in the marketing literature. The content was actually primarily about ultra endurance athletes not about regular exercise. I personally see ethical/moral issues with the excessive consumption of food/nutrients by endurance athletes when so many people on earth are hungry so it is highly unlikely I'll ever use the information provided.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thank you for running this course, It was interesting!
    However I think by the time when more evidence regarding this subject becomes available more written articles would be available throughout the course for us to read.

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