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FutureLearn: Food as Medicine: Food, Exercise and the Gut

 with  Helen Truby

Improve your knowledge of the gut and how it’s affected by food and exercise

The gut is a complex part of the human body, and can be affected by many different factors. It’s vital healthcare professionals have a solid understanding of how the gut works, and what can exacerbate or improve gut problems.

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention - leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

This course is recognised by:

  • Sports Dietitian Australia (SDA): Successful completion of this course will attract 20 SDA CPD Points for members.

  • Sports Nutrition Exercise Register (SENr)/British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Institution Monash University
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 4 hours a week
Calendar 2 weeks long
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