Module 1 - Human digestive system. Cellular biology. Life Cycle of the Cell
Module 1.1. Digestive physiology
Module overview: To survive, we need to take nutrients from the food that we eat. This is achieved by digestion, a complicated process that takes place in our gut. Human digestive system Digestion in the mouth Digestion in the stomach Digestion in the small intestine Digestion in the large intestine Absorption of nutrients
Module 1.2. Cellular biology. Life Cycle of the Cell The Cell Life Cycle of the Cell Chemical Composition and Membrane Structure
Module 2 Biochemistry.
Module 2.1 Introduction to Biochemistry Biomolecules - Carbohydrates and Lipids Biomolecules - Proteins and Nucleic Acids The Relationship Between Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Module 2.2 Molecular and Cellular Biology Molecular Biology Carbohydrates Lipids Proteins Nucleic Acids Techniques of Molecular Biology
Module 2.3 Genetics Molecular Basis for Inheritance The Genetic Code Mutations
Module 2.4 Protein Function Proteins Different Types of Proteins Lipids Functions of Lipids
Module 2.5 Structure of Carbohydrates and Their Function in Central Metabolism The Structure of Carbohydrates Types of Sugars Carbohydrate Metabolism
Module 2.6 Metabolism and Metabolic Control Metabolism Nucleotides Digestion Fatty Acids, Isoprenoids and Steroids Metabolism Metabolic Control
Additional Resources Test
Module 3 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
Module 3.1 Concepts and Terms of NUTRITION General facts about nutrition, Food and nutrients, Basic essential and replaceable food ingredients. Module 3.2. Classical and alternative theories of nutrition The concept of functional nutrition. The concept of differentiated nutrition. The concept of directional (target) nutrition. The concept of Personalized nutrition (PN)
Module 3.3. General nutrition science Carbohydrates Proteins Fats Water Soluble Vitamins Fat Soluble Vitamins Minerals Water Amino acids Histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
Module 3.4 The fundamentals of good nutrition Here is what you will learn in this unit: Why the vitality and good health of your client depends on good nutrition What the 49+ essential nutrients that your client needs are and their categorisation The role of essential nutrients in food breakdown and energy utilisation How to assess your client's diet and make recommendations The 10 "golden" rules for a healthy diet
Downloadable Client Materials and Session Handouts Additional Resources Test
Module 4 -Vitamins
Module 4.1 VITAMINS In this module, you'll learn: Benefits and common uses of each key vitamins Complete analysis, by vitamins: Health benefits and deficiency symptoms Recommended Daily Amounts (RDAS) The Adequate Intake (AI) Toxicity levels and adverse effects Top foods and top supplements
Biotin Folate Niacin Pantothenic Acid Riboflavin Thiamin Vitamin A Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K
Downloadable Client Materials and Session Handouts Module 4.2 Vitamins Deficiecy Screening Additional Resources Test
Module 7.2 Microbiota and Probiotics Gut microbiome and the role of probiotic Maintaining intestinal microbiota What types of bacteria are in probiotics? How might probiotics work? Are prebiotics the same as probiotics? 11 probiotic foods that are super healthy.
Additional Resources TEST
Module 8 - PRACTICE RESOURCE. Research for Clients
In this module, you'll learn:
What role does the therapist play and what is the scope of practice?
How to identify the signs and symptoms associated with a specific nutrient deficiency ?
How to build a nutrition program for a client?
In this module, you will learn how to conduct an initial interview with your client and manually evaluate the digestion vulnerability questionnaire, Screening for micronutrient deficiencies, Questionnaire on dietary habits.
Using these tools, students will be able to develop an individual protocol based on the individual needs of each client.
Under the guidance of experienced instructors, each of you will draw up a nutrition plan for the client
Module 9 - Your role as a Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma Level 5
In this module, you'll learn:
What you CAN, CANNOT and MUST do as a Nutritional Therapist Professional Diploma Level 5
In the previous module, you made an individual diet plan for the client.
Well done for making it to your final module!
In here, you will be presented with important professional considerations of a Nutritional Therapist
What should I call myself after graduation?
Once you review this module you will be presented with the Final Exam.
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