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Course Overview

Chronic diseases account for 70% of annual deaths in the world and present a great burden for the society. Emerging clinical evidence suggests that improving diet and nutrition can substantially reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

This course addresses the link between diet and the risk of developing chronic diseases. Furthermore, this course provides scientific evidence as to how nutrition may be used as a tool to prevent chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. It also highlights the importance of scientific research on developing public health policy frameworks, which encompass a range of educational and regulatory measures aiming to contribute to chronic disease prevention.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No

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Course Description

This course aims to enable students to develop the fundamental understanding and application of evidence based health at an individual- and population-level. You will develop skills in identifying and evaluating scientific evidence relevant to understanding the role of food and nutrients in health and disease. You will be taught the skills required to assess, interpret and evaluate the evidence base for the role of food and nutrition in preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. This course will examine how the disease process alters metabolism and leads to changes in nutrient requirements and specific nutritional deficiencies in acute and chronic illness, for example obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease. This course also aims to help future nutrition practitioners and researchers develop the skills and insights necessary to advocate for better health through diet and nutrition, and introduce the public and social policies that support better nutritional and health outcomes.

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

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