ONLINE DIPLOMA IN HUMAN NUTRITION (SPECIAL OFFER USD 400)

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DIPLOMA IN HUMAN NUTRITION FROM 5TH MARCH 2019 TO 30TH AUGUST 2019.

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) in partnership with SCIM Institute, Netherlands are pleased to announce a Diploma in Human Nutrition . The course is offered through Distance Learning.

Course Description
The Diploma in Human Nutrition is a comprehensive introduction to the important role nutrition and diet play in maintaining health. With the huge rise in diet related illnesses such as obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease we face important choices in terms of diet and nutrition on a daily basis. It is also important to understand the role nutrition plays in growth and development throughout our lives. This course provides an in-depth look into the three energy-yielding macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Our bodies require us to consume these macronutrients on a daily basis to maintain numerous bodily functions such as growth and providing energy to carry out activities. Humans use plants and animals as food sources but, in order to obtain the energy we require from them, our food must be broken down into smaller molecules that the body can process. This course provides a clear introduction to the human digestive system. The course also provides a comprehensive look into the life sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient perspective. These life sustaining chemical processes that occur in our cells are essential for our bodies to grow, maintain their structures and respond to their environments. Micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help prevent and delay various types of cell damage that may occur in the body so foods containing them are beneficial for our health. This course will provide an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and an insight into their absorption, metabolism and excretion as well as the effects of their deficiency and toxicity on human health. This Diploma course will be of great interest to all learners and healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about human nutrition and the roles macronutrients and micronutrients play in maintaining health.

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION
Module 1: Introduction to Human Nutrition

Module 2: Nutrition and Science Research

Module 3: Diploma in Human Nutrition - First Assessment

SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Module 4: Introduction to the Human Digestive System

Module 5: Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection

Module 6: Diploma in Human Nutrition - Second Assessment

SECTION 3: HUMAN NUTRITION - INTRODUCTION TO MACRONUTRIENTS
Module 7: Introduction to Carbohydrates

Module 8: Introduction to Proteins

Module 9: Introduction to Lipids

Module 10: Diploma in Human Nutrition - Third Assessment

SECTION 4: HUMAN NUTRITION - UNDERSTANDING MACRONUTRIENT METABOLISM

Module 11: Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism

Module 12: Carbohydrate Metabolism Pathways

Module 13: Lipid Metabolism Pathways

Module 14: Protein Metabolism Pathways

Module 15: Diploma in Human Nutrition - Fourth Assessment

SECTION 5: HUMAN NUTRITION - INTRODUCTION TO MICRONUTRIENTS
Module 16: Introduction to Vitamins and Minerals

Module 17: Antioxidants

Module 18: Vitamin E

Module 19: Vitamin C

Module 20: Selenium

Module 21: Diploma in Human Nutrition - Fifth Assessment

SECTION 6: DIPLOMA IN HUMAN NUTRITION - FINAL ASSESSMENT
Module 22: Diploma in Human Nutrition - Final Assessment

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

Discuss the various nutrients that provide the essential components for our bodies;
Summarize how food energy is measured;
Outline non-nutritive components that provide additional health benefits;

  • Explain the various forms of nutrition research; -
    Discuss how nutrition research results are analyzed, published and interpreted; -
    Outline the common progression of research; -
    Describe the structure of the human digestive system;
    Explain the functions of the human digestive system; -
    Discuss in detail the various groups of carbohydrates including simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and alternative sweeteners;
    Outline three main types of amino acids;
    Describe the process of protein synthesis, the levels of protein structure and the various protein functions;
    Discuss the roles fatty acids play as well as the eicosanoid compounds derived from fatty acids; - Describe the structure of phospholipids and triglycerides, and their functions;
    Discuss the structure and function of the primary sterol, cholesterol;
    Discuss the basics of metabolism and cofactors required by enzymes;
    Explain the various carbohydrate pathways including glycogenesis, glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycolysis, transition reaction, citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain;
    Discuss the lipid metabolism pathways, lipolysis, fatty acid oxidation, fatty acid synthesis and ketone body synthesis; -
    Outline the various protein metabolism pathways, transamination, deamination, gluconeogenesis and protein degradation;
    List and describe various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium;
    Describe the absorption, metabolism and excretion processes for vitamins and minerals;
    Describe the structure and functions of antioxidants;
    Describe how antioxidants they can prevent cell damage;
    Exercises:
    After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
    to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
    tasks.
    Assignments: There are six assignments
    (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end
    of the course/ project Paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 80% while Examination accounts for 20% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.
    Examination
    Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week

DATES: 5th March 2019 to 30th August 2019 (Six Months course)
REGIONS TARGETED: South Sudan
COURSE: FEE: $ 400 (March Intake)
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

GENERAL COURSE
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am interesting to joint this course

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