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Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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Overview

Explore how nutrition and environmental factors influence our health.

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 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.

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Michael Routledge

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5.0 3 months ago
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I am a retired pharmacist and did this course out of interest. I didn't carry out the assignments but I found the infomagion very interesting, thank you.
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Simon T
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I found the course top quality and much enjoyed it. Great videos and articles. Good to interact with other learners.
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