11 JANUARY 2019

MOOCs | online courses from Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research offers several free online courses (MOOCs). Knowledge from Alliance projects can also be found in various MOOCs. Recently the MOOC Nutrition and Disease: Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes started. For another MOOC 'Nutrition and Cancer' video shots were made at Hospital Gelderse Vallei.

MOOCs | online courses from Wageningen University & Research

View here the trailer for the MOOC 'Nutrition and Cancer' in Gelderse Vallei Hospital!

MOOCs provide access to the latest scientific knowledge and are made by top professors from Wageningen University & Research. You can start immediately after registration. You follow a MOOC at your own pace, whenever you want and where you want. There are various MOOCs in the field of health and nutrition. These courses have been developed especially for doctors, dietitians, epidemiologists, health promotion staff, health policy makers, nutrition advisors, biologists and nutritionists. All MOOCs are free to follow. For a fee it is also possible to conclude the course with a certification.


Find here an overview of various MOOCs on the theme of nutrition:

Nutrition and Disease: Nutrition and Cancer

Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the leading cause of death in many parts of the world. It causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Global trends show that the majority of all cancer deaths occur in the low- and middle-income countries. Yet, cancer can be partly prevented and many of these deaths can be avoided.
Discover the latest insights on the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention, occurrence and progression of cancer in the free open and online course Nutrition and Cancer.
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Nutrition and Disease: Nutrition, Heart disease and Diabetes

Discover the latest insights on the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in the development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in the online open course Nutrition, Heart disease and Diabetes.
You will learn about current progress in research on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other cardiometabolic disorders and you will discover how these cardiometabolic diseases can be prevented in individuals and populations through lifestyle and dietary modifications.
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Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome

In this course, you will learn how the human microbiome plays an important role in maintaining normal gut function, digesting certain nutrients, early life development, behavior and, disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and diabetes. This course will help health care professionals gain a basic academic understanding of the human microbiome and the impact on people’s health. You'll discover the latest academic insights about food fibers, added bacteria and microbiology. This knowledge can be applied by health care professionals in their daily practice because gut health is a hot topic, not only among researchers, but especially for health care professionals and consumers alike.
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Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

In this course the chemistry of the three macronutrients fat, carbohydrate and protein is introduced. You will learn how macronutrients are absorbed, stored, and metabolized for energy, and you will gain a contemporary view of how different types of fats, carbohydrates and proteins affect human health. Moreover, the course will cover energy homeostasis and the regulation of bodyweight, and provides ample coverage of the topic of obesity. Finally, it will make you familiar with nutritional research and research methodologies.
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Nutrition and Health: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

The team of Professors from Wageningen University and Research will introduce you to vitamins and minerals and their role in human health.
The course will address the micronutrient content of foods and will cover the role of the various micronutrients in the body.  In addition, it will discuss how suboptimal nutrition may affect human health and will pay particular attention to global hunger and malnutrition.
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