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Online Course

Food as Medicine

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Monash University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $89 Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Duration 3 weeks long
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Overview

Explore evidence-based research on how what we eat impacts our health

Never before have we known so much about the nutritional value of our food. But there’s still uncertainty around how it can be used to improve our health.

On this Association for Nutrition (AfN) certified course, you’ll be introduced to the fascinating concept of using food as medicine.

As you consider how what we eat affects our health, you’ll learn how food can be used to prevent and treat illness and manage chronic disease.

You’ll also discover nutrition science and learn what it is in food that can improve our health, as well as the essential foods we need to boost our health and wellbeing.

This course is designed for anyone fascinated by how food, nutrition and health are connected.

If you’re a healthcare professional, this course will give you evidence-based information to share with your patients if they require food-based health recommendations.

This course is AfN Certified.

This means it meets the Association for Nutrition standards for nutrition training of individuals working at Level 1 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Please note completion of this course does not lead to registration on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists nor does it equip any individual to practice ethically as a nutritionist.

This course is BDA Endorsed.

This course is endorsed by the British Dietetic Association. BDA endorsement applies to the educational content of the learning activity. Completion of this course does not provide you with qualifications to practise as a nutritionist or dietitian.

Taught by

Helen Truby

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Food as Medicine Based on 65 reviews

  • 5 stars 66%
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  • 3 stars 6%
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Linda S
by Linda completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Informative, accessible, well-designed class that takes into account likely levels of student knowledge and preconceived opinions without pandering to them. Monash, of course, is the premiere research institution on the topic of FODMAPs, and their deep expertise in nutrition is evident. They also do a nice job offering supplemental reading material for people who wish to dive a bit deeper. And FutureLearn, of course, is a platform particularly well-suited to student discussions and supplementary material, allowing students to complete the course taking very little time each week, or spend more time and have a more engaging and deeper experience.
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Jan
Jan completed this course.
Food as Medicine is an excellent short course. It contains interesting information at just the right depth that will provide stimulation to learn more. Anyone interested in the field of nutrition could use this course as a great introduction and overview.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was balanced and evidenced based. It provided me with much more information on a broad range of topics about how to improve both my health, and the health of my family. Thank you to the team that created the MOOC, as I thoroughly enjoyed it!
14 people found
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This was not like any other MOOC I have taken. This was the most interactive MOOC I've taken. There were discussions between class mates, real time interaction with the course moderator, and at the end of each module the moderator addressed current questions from students in a video as opposed to a canned weekly wrap up that gets used class after class.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is fantastic. Love it. Great quality of presenters and videos and I love their weekly wrap up videos. I've done a few Monash online courses now on Futurelearn and they are consistently excellent. Highly recommend anything made by the Australian Monash University.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Thoroughly enjoyed this course. The range of topics covered stimulated thought re foods eaten on a number of levels. The title

Food as Medicine reinforces the fact that what you eat shapes your body and how well it functions or doesn't function and basically replaces/reduces the need of conventional medicines.
6 people found
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Cutting through myth and showing the science to healthy eating and ways in which our food can be our medicine. Great course work and content with engaging educators.
8 people found
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Julia Y
by Julia completed this course.
I'd love to give the course a 5 star review but the sub-titles were frequently inaccurate and on one video clip they were completely out of sync which, for someone without English as a mother tongue could have been confusing. (Happy to proofread for free guys :)

I also think that some of the science could have been explained better, it was ok for me because I have a science/tech background but perhaps others may struggle, especially with the genetics section

But a good course and very worthhile

Thank you FutureLearn and Monash Uni

5 people found
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It has been 3 weeks of knowledge impartation. I enjoyed every bit of the lessons taught. I can now boast that I am ready to take my study in Nutrition further and get certified. I can support my family and friend with all that I have learned.

Just one more thing, I am of the opinion that a dedicated link or contact should be made available for those that might want to gain clarification as to how to gain admission to study full time or online.

Best regards to the entire team of Food as Medicine.

Ometere Mercy Udom
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Superb organised and in layperson's language, with fantastic supporting documentation and articles. A huge enterprise, greatly appreciated.

I wish only that you would talk briefly about lipoedema, even if just to define it and tell students to find resources only and talk to their GPs. It is a condition not well known, and yet a huge tragedy for 1/4 of all women who struggle and punish themselves to lose these diet-and-exercise-resistant fat cells to no avail.

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Carol F
by Carol completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This was a thoughtful and evidence based approach, well presented by a major university. It addressed the food myths and advertising hype, equipping people to understand the place of sound nutrition and healthy eating habits in health and wellness.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a fruitful general course and let me what is nutrition. I come from Asian and would like to learn how to eat that can maintain the health of my family. As I get older, I do hope it will not fall in prediabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases as it is really common in Hong Kong. I hope to learn more about how to read labeling as well as how to measure the nutrition level of my food taken.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really liked the course and the information provided was easy to interpret and understand.

The course was delivered well by all the presenters and the topics were pertinent to lifestyles of today. I will highly recommend this course to friends and will continue to participate in other nutrition and health courses that are offered by Monash & Futurelearn.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a great course with a variety of topics that were of interest to me. I thought the content was well-structured and professionally delivered. I would recommend it to other people the next time it is offered.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is excellent for anyone wanting to learn more about using food to help them live healthier lives. It answers a lot of the questions about fad diets, so called super foods, weight loss and just how to maintain a good diet the presentations are also excellent and easily understood.
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Tracy B
Tracy completed this course.
Great course. Full of valuable information, I would highly recommend it to anyone that has an interest in health & nutrition whether it be just for yourself & your family or the wider community.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course to be not only informative and interesting but really well constructed by a truly competent team. Anyone would find this course to be most beneficial and in my case I now have a far more useful understanding of what true nutrition is all about.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really liked being able to get legitimate information from a well known Uni and the course set out in an easy and clear manner. I also enjoyed reading the comments from other students around the world. I encourage Monash to consider other nutrition courses for Future Learn students like myself.
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I found this course lacked academic vigour. If you need to prove to someone you know something in this area it does give you a certificate, if you pay for it. Else all the material I've covered so far and I'm 1/3 way through can be picked up by reading quality newspapers or general web browsing.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Well put together and easily accessible, covering a wide variety of nutrition topics. I would recommend to anyone wanting to further education themselves about nutrition, current research and guidelines, and how they can implement food as medicine into their life.
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