Human Nutrition C (Nutritional Foundation of Diseases) Online Course

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Full Fee $595.00incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Understand the chemistry of food and the effects of food additives

Very few people can maintain a good state of health without being aware of the effects of bad nutrition and food additives such as artificial flavours and colouring

In this course you will explore the methods to balance a diet, the things and combinations of things to avoid, detoxification therapy and methods, and look into the world of nutritional careers and consulting.

Course Aims:

  • Explain different food related health problems.
  • Determine the effect which different physical methods of food intake, can have upon health, including time and order of eating, and chewing.
  • Manage food sensitivity problems.
  • Implement procedures to avoid food poisoning.
  • List food related factors which can have a negative influence on health.
  • Distinguish between characteristics of the diets of two healthy people with diets of two unhealthy people, studied by the learner.
  • Differentiate between dietary and other affects, on the health of a specific individual.
  • Explain the significance of cholesterol to health of a specific demographic group.
  • Explain the significance of diet to cancer in a specified demographic group.
  • Compare differences in physiological responses to different patterns of eating, including: *The order in which different types of food are eaten; * The time of day when different types of food are eaten; *The degree to which different types of foods are chewed; *The speed of swallowing; *The amount of time between eating different food types.
  • Explain food combining principles, in a diet designed to optimise food combining principles.
  • Plan a dietary timetable which optimises the ability of a typical person on a specified budget, to digest and assimilate food.
  • Formulate a nutritionally balanced vegetarian diet.
  • Formulate a diet compatible with a person’s level of physical activity.
  • Manage fibre in the diet.
  • Manage diet to optimise dental health.
  • Recommend a safe method of detoxification.
  • Recommend a nutritional program to a client in a proper and responsible manner.


Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

Nutrient Imbalance and Disease

    • Food risk factors
    • What disease is impacted by what nutrient issues
    • Important nutrients often lacking in some diets
    • Iodine
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Calcium
    • Iron
    • Fats, lipids and cholesterol
    • Cholesterol
    • Fats -saturated, monosaturated, polyunsaturated
    • Low salt or low sodium diets
    • Sugars -components of different sweeteners
    • Heart disease and diet
    • Fats and heart disease
    • Triglycerides and heart disease
    • Heart affects of Cholesterol, sugar, salt, alcohol, carbohydrates, fish, etc
    • Obesity and insulin
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM)
    • PEM in hospitalised people
    • PEM types -primary, secondary, kwashiorkor, marasmus
    • Diagnosis of PEM
    • Treating PEM
    • Prognosis for PEM partients
    • PEM prevention
    • Health problems and solutions
    • Special considerations for pregnant and nursing women
    • Special Project -a problem based learning project where you will investigate the relationship between nutrition an a particular disease (eg. Celiac disease, Osteoporosis or Diabetes).

Dental Problems

    • Tooth structure
    • Anatomy of teeth
    • Nutrition and dental health
    • Fluoride intake
    • Who needs fluoride
    • Foods that supply fluoride
    • Calcium intake
    • The decay process
    • Preventing plaque
    • Nursing bottle syndrome
    • Preventing dental problems
    • Reasons to prevent tooth decay
    • Causes of tooth decay
    • Dental hygiene
    • Homemade toothpastes and mouth washes

Fibre and Diseases of the Bowel

    • Understanding fibre
    • How fibre works in the body
    • Fibre in food -soluble and insoluble
    • Health and dietary fibre
    • Resistant starch
    • How the digestive system works
    • Conditions linked to low fibre diets
    • Fibre and managing blood cholesterol
    • Fibre and diabetes
    • Fibre and weight control
    • Increase your fibre
    • Bowel checks

Different ways of Eating

    • How we eat is important
    • Compatibility of ingredients
    • Vegetarian, vegan and alternate diets
    • Health considerations with not eating animal products
    • Sourcing organic, vegetarian and vegan foods
    • Alternative diets for young children
    • Diet during pregnancy

Food Toxicities and Sensitivities

    • Allergies and sensitivities
    • Differences between sensitivity, allergy, anaphylaxis and intolerance
    • Allergies -common allergens, likely symptoms
    • Natural toxins in foods
    • Increase in rates of allergies
    • Inheritance of allergies and intolerances
    • Food allergy symptoms
    • Anaphylaxis -causes, symptoms, treatment
    • Causes of common food allergies and food intolerances
    • Diagnosing and dealing with food sensitivities
    • Avoiding the food
    • Preventing food allergy in children
    • Food laws and labels
    • Special medical considerations

Food Toxicity and Poisoning

    • Causes of food poisoning
    • Bacterial food poisoning causes, types of bacteria, prevention
    • Bacillus cerus poisoning
    • Campylobacter
    • Campylobacter jejuni
    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Clostridium botulinum
    • Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
    • Listeria spp.
    • Salmonella spp.
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    • Yersinia enterocolitica
    • Treating bacterial poisoning
    • Contamination from cooking -aluminium, copper, cooking source, wood preservatives.
    • Contamination from food processing -eg. cleaning chemicals
    • Effects of food preparation on nutrition -problems caused by cooking
    • Food production and processing issues
    • Milling and refining
    • Additives, colourings, flavourings
    • Deteriorating food
    • Microorganisms
    • Enzymes
    • Mechanical deterioration
    • Ripening fruit
    • Low temperature damage
    • Hygiene practices

Detoxification or Body Cleansing

    • Introduction
    • Methods of detoxification
    • Water and juice fasting
    • Weekend mono diet
    • Chelation therapy
    • Fasting
    • Side effects of fasting
    • Water therapies
    • Cathartics -laxatives, purgatives
    • Acidophilus
    • Herbal treatments -alfalfa, aloe vera, cranberry juice, echinacea, chamomile, parsley, etc
    • Massage -lymphatic drainage, swedish massage
    • Bowel Movements and urination
    • Cautions

Consulting and Giving Advice on Diet

    • Legalities
    • Insurance
    • Professional bodies
    • Holistic approach
    • Ethics
    • The consultation
    • Compliance
    • Setting a nutritional program

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Jodie Walpole Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition), Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching

    Jodie is a qualified Nutritionist and Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching.  Jodie brings to Careerline over 15 years corporate nutrition and health experience as a result of working for several large multinational food and beverage companies.  Jodie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, health and wellness with particular interest in weight management and childhood obesity.   More recently Jodie completed her Advanced Practitioner of Life Coaching course and is a certified Life Coach with hours of practical experience.  As a Life Coach Jodie enjoys working with clients to close the gap between where they are currently in their lives and where they want to be.  Jodie is also an experienced tutor enjoying the challenge of working with students to reach their full potential.

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