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Online Course

Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $69 Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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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.

Taught by

Michael Routledge

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Anonymous
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I have decided not to continue with this course. I felt that it tried to cover too much in too short a time. And I was disappointed to discover that some of the information given as fact was disputed when I researched it in other sources e.g. Concerning the carcinogenic properties of the chemical Acrylamide found in baked starchy foods : America Cancer Societies web site said " So far, reviews of studies done in groups of people (epidemiologic studies) suggest that dietary acrylamide isn’t likely to be related to risk for most common types of cancer" Whereas this course suggested otherwise.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I am a Biochemist and teach Biochemistry to medical students. I wanted to increase my knowledge to improve my teaching. To my surprise, I found this course is for every single person who eats or drinks! It teaches you how to improve your diet, develop healthy habits, and be on the lookout for environmental pollutants. Having knowledge is the first step to win the battle.

Also, the information provided is interesting and easy to follow.

I definitely recommend this course to all who wish to improve their health.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course out of general interest during Covid-19 stay at home. It gave a very good general overview on all the topics mentioned and challenged the student to do their own research and form their own opinions. I had vague ideas abut many of these topics and it was good to spend the time learning about them. I find with these courses that there isn't any feedback on comments from the mentor. It would be good to have somewhat of an interactive dialogue and challenges to what students are posting.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I used to think my knowledge in science is good to some extent but taking this course helps me realise I do not know much about science (health) especially in the aspect of nutrition. Ever since I have started taking this course ,I feel more proud of myself when I talk to people about nutrition, the kind of food they should eat and why they should eat them. Also, I've improved on practising what I know and learn thanks to this beautiful course.
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Emmanuel U
Emmanuel is taking this course right now.
I took this course because I wanted to gain extra knowledge relating to nutrition and in all honesty, I wasn't disappointed. Every step in the course was made for easy understanding and comprehension.

I am glad I took the course and I recommend it for others too who are interested in learning about the causes of diseases : nutrition and environmental factors.
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Rahul D
Rahul completed this course.
This course is very relevant. Each and every videos are very informative and up to the mark. Along with written informations are also very important to improve knowledge. This nutrition based course can provide a Awarnes towards a healthy lifestyle.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Refreshing content that challenges conceptions of the effects of nutrition and the environment on our health. Seeing the effects on a global basis from other students is also interesting.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
excellent course. I learnt quite a lot, and there was good feedback from the organisers and some other students. I may do another in this series soon.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
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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