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Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and CEC via Swayam

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The online course on Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is a 4 credit course of 15 weeks duration. This online course deals with health promoting nutritional factors and bioactive constituents, their potential health implications and mechanisms of action. This course is a part of the approved curriculum and is being taught in Indian Universities for one semester in Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and Applied Nutrition. After studying this online course, the student shall be able to describe what are functional foods and nutraceuticals, classify the functional foods, discuss the potential health implications and mechanism of functional foods and discuss the applications of functional foods in the industry. The pre-requisites of this course is, the student must be enrolled for Masters degree in Food Science and Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics or Applied Nutrition from Indian Universities. The course shall cover five units viz., ‘Introduction to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals ,Probiotics, Prebiotics, Other Food Components with Potential Health Benefits and Non Nutrient Effect of Specific Nutrients’. These five units shall be covered in 40 modules and every week two to three modules shall be taught. The final evaluation and credit award of the student shall be based on formative assessments and assignments of 30 marks and summative assessment through online exams of 70 marks.

Syllabus

Week 1Introduction to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals :Definition, History and ClassificationPerceived Effects of Functional Foods
Week 2Introduction to Probiotics,Prebiotics and SynbioticsProbiotics: Taxonomy and Important Features of Probiotic MicroorganismsHealth Effects of Probiotic Microorganisms
Week 3Probiotics in Various FoodsQuality Assurance of Probiotics and Safety
Week 4Prebiotics: Non Digestible Carbohydrates/ Oligosaccharides,Prebiotics: Dietary Fiber
Week 5Prebiotics: Resistant StarchPrebiotics: Gums
Week 6Polyphenols: Flavonoids, Catechins, Isoflavones, Tannins
Week 7Phytoestrogens, Phytosterols, Glucosinolates
Week 8Pigments: Carotenoids, Lycopene, Curcumin
Week 9Organosulphur CompoundsIntroduction to Anti-nutritional Factors, Phytates
Week 10Enzymes, Protease inhibitors, Amylase inhibitors
Week 11Saponins, Haemagglutinins,An introduction to Active Biodynamic Principles in Spices, Condiments and Plant extracts
Week 12Resveratrol, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Cinnamaldehyde, Crocin, Lutoline
Week 13Capsaicin, Piperine, Gingerol, Eugenol, Rosmarinic acid, Apigenine, Thymoquinone
Week 14Fenugreek and DiosgeninNon Nutrient Effect of Specific Nutrients: Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Omega 3 Fatty acids

Week 15
Proteins and Peptides, Vitamins and Minerals

Taught by

Dr. Rekha Sharma

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  • Anonymous
    Balasa Saichitra The course is covering entire book and corner in connection with the subject line functional foods and neutraceuticals. The most positive is the detailing of course content through videos and notes. The notes are prepared by taking…
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    "This class was excellent--where have you been all my life? The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and articulate. This was the first time I have taken a class in a remote format, and I was delighted with it and look forward to coming back to ONLC for more classes in the future. I loved the fact that even though I was in a class with other people, the actual physical space was private and quiet and very conducive to learning! Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    The course is covering entire nook and corner in connection with the subject line functional foods and neutraceuticals. The most positive is the detailing of course content through videos and notes. The notes are prepared by taking utmost care and it is easy to understand. The key points are repeating at many times so that a concentrated reading is sufficient enough to understand the content well. The way in which course videos are prepared is commendable. It is far better than other MOOCs offered by different agencies. Hats-off to the entire team behind the execution.
  • Anonymous
    nice course , i came to know some facts about foods , as i am studying foods and nutrition , i already know about some foods and nutrients within them and also the functional foods . since i had an assignment on nutraceuticals , i came to see this interesting course and i also recommended to my dear friends . so thanks to the course holders to preach this wonderful and exciting course for all students around world.
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    GUTTHA HEMALATHA



    Easy and Excellent course , functional foods and nutraceuticals course is helpful to learn about foods and their importance in our daily life .

  • Anonymous
    This course is very useful for me and gain more knowledge about functional food and nutraceuticals and learn many things from this course
  • Anonymous
    Punamalli Narmada The course is covering entire book and corner in connection with the subject line functional foods and neutraceuticals.The most positive is the detailing of course content through vedios and notes. The notes are prepared by takin…
  • Anonymous
    It was an awesome experience for me in improving, especially my teaching skills to a new paradigm, I learned and benefited immensely from the course, as the course design is meticulously well planned.Thanks to the course teachers and others associated with designing such a wonderful learning experience. Appreciate each one of your contributions is peer learning and evaluation. Best wishes ( by student name - Shamima Nasreen Mazumder
  • Anonymous
    Good afternoon to everyone and I just want to tell u that this platform like swayam which is very helpful to us and this is the best course to acquire knowledge and the lecturer who have done the best teaching classes with clarity and very good communication skills and i learned alot of new topics and good stage for us
  • Anonymous
    This exam definitely helpful for the students and gain their knowledge and understand the basic things in daily life , what are the requirements like vitamins, proteins and carbohydrate to our body and excess of this causes diseases known by this subject.
    In one sentence it will helpful for the students.
  • Anonymous
    As a PhD scholar, I opted this course as course work module , related to my work. It is a boon for me, I learned so much , mam was really superb in her video lectures covering the syllabus in depth with great objective and subjective assignment.

    SANJIBAN U. SARKAR
    Kolkata
  • Anonymous
    The functional foods and nutraceticals are easy to learn with videos , assignments,graded assignments, practice assignments and all it helps to learn improving a knowledge of foods in our daily life and dietary supplements
  • Anonymous
    This course is very informative.when I started this course I got an idea of this course.Really I got vast knowledge of Functional foods and Neutraceuticals.DR.Rekha Sharma,Principal investigator with her team organised the course very nicely.Notes a…
  • Anonymous
    I like this course and the way they taught is really understanding with very basic english.i appreciate their efforts for making us more knowledgeable
  • Anonymous
    It is a very good and informative course. It provided indepth knowledge about functional foods and nutraceuticals that can be used in day to day practice.
  • Anonymous
    This was very informative and excellent course. Videos were also clearly made. One can easily understand and learn from the videos.
  • Anonymous
    NAME : K . KAMATCHI

    I LOVE THIS COURSE . BECAUSE THIS IS USEFUL FOR MY STUDIES . I AM STUDYING MSC FOODS AND NUTRITION . THIS COURSE AND COURSE OUTLINE PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND NUTRACEUTICALS . TEACHING AND NOTES PROVIDED BY TEAM IS TOO GOOD . ALL NOTES LINK AND PDF ARE PROVIDED . I IMPROVE MY KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THIS COURSE .
    WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBJECTIVE ASSIGNMENT ARE PROVIDING ON TIME .
  • Anonymous
    I enrolled in the Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals from the January batch. All the modules were good, easy to understand, and well explained by all the professors. The content was scientific and research based. I am so happy to learned the entire modules. I have enjoyed all the assessment and assignment it was keen to answer all the questions.

    Thank You & Regards
    Manju Bargavi S
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    Thank you for such a wonderful cource without any problems mam.
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  • Anonymous
    Thank you so much for such a systematic explanation about Nutraceuticals . Hard work is done to collect information, preparing videos and quizzes. Work of organizing committee is highly appreciated. Really benefited with this content not only in profession but also in personal life. This content upgrade the knowledge as well helpful to keep us healthy. Thank you once again to all who are directly or indirectly involved in this process.

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