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Human Nutrition III
Human Nutrition III 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Human Nutrition course online. Home Study – Distance Learning. Learn about nutrition for specific health difficulties. This course deals with the management of foods to optimize health. Learn about eating and nutritional disorders including food toxicity and sensitivity, dental problems, fibre and bowel diseases, different ways to eat, detoxification, and more.
This course has been accredited by the CMA – The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a “Fully Qualified Practitioner” and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters “MCMA” after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
Lesson Structure: Human Nutrition III BRE302
1 Problems With Eating
- Food Risk Factors
- Fats, Lipids and Cholesterol
- Heart Disease
- Obesity and Insulin Resistance
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Protein – Energy Malnutrition (PEM)
- Health Problems and Solutions
2 Dental Problems
- Tooth Structure
- Nutrition and Dental Health
- Nursing Bottle Syndrome
- Preventing Dental Problems
- Reasons to Prevent Tooth Decay
- Causes of Tooth Decay
- Dental Hygene
- Homemade Toothpastes and Mouthwashes
3 Fibre and Bowel Diseases
- Why and How to Improve your Fibre Intake
- Things to Remember
4 Different Ways of Eating
- How we Eat is Important
- Vegetarian, Vegan and Alternative Diets
- Health Considerations with Non-Animal Diets
- Sourcing Non-Animal Foods
- Alternative Diets for Children
- Diet in Pregnancy
5 Food Toxicity A
- Allergies and Sensitivities
- Understand the Terminology
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Diagnosing and Dealing with Food Sensitivities
- Food Laws and Labels
- Special Considerations
6 Food Toxicity B
- Bacterial Food Poisoning
- Preventing Bacterial Food Poisoning
- Contamination from Cooking
- Contaminants from Food Processing
- Effects of Food Preparation on Nutrition
- Food Protection and Processing
- Rotting and Deterioration of Food
- Hygene to Practice
7 Detoxification/Body Cleansing
- Methods of Detoxification
- Water Therapies
- Herbal Treatments
- Herbs and Remedies for Digestive Complaints and Detoxification
- Bowel Movements and Urination
8 Consulting/Giving Advice
- Professional Bodies
- Holistic Approach
- The Consultation
Learning Goals: Human Nutrition III BRE302
- 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 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 eate
- 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.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- List alternative sources for different components of foods normally derived from animal products, including:
- Explain different specified risks associated with a vegetarian diet.
- Compare in a chart or table, three different styles of vegetarianism.
- Explain procedures practiced by a visited food manufacturer, to control food sensitivity and toxicity problems with their product.
- Develop guidelines to minimise food toxicity problems in a restaurant.
- Develop guidelines to minimise food poisoning your own kitchen, based upon your normal dietary requirements.
- Explain food storage and preparation techniques essential to minimising food poisoning.
- Explain chemical poisoning risks associated with the use of chemicals to control pathological poisoning risks.
- Explain different pathological sources of serious food poisoning; including identification, physiological effects and control.
- List factors which can cause food poisoning.
- Determine guidelines to minimise food toxicity problems in a visited restaurant.
- Explain a procedure used by a health practitioner, to treat someone affected by a specified type of food poisoning.
- Explain first aid treatments for people suspected to be suffering from different food sensitivity or toxicity problems.
- Explain the role of histamines, anti histamines and steroids in human toxicology.
- Describe different scientific procedures used to test for food sensitivities and toxicities.
- Develop a checklist of body reactions which may occur, in response to food sensitivity or toxicity, as a tool for diagnosing possible causes.
- Explain problems associated with common food sensitivity and toxicity including:
- Gluten Sugar
- List foods commonly associated with toxicity problems.
- List foods commonly associated with sensitivity problems.
- Distinguish between chemical and pathological toxicity, in four different case studies.
- Distinguish between food sensitivity and toxicity in two different case studies.
- Formulate a balanced vegetarian diet, for a specified individual.
- Explain the relationship between different types of food and exercise.
- Explain the management of diet for a specified situation, before, during and after activity.
- Explain how diet can effect performance of different specified types of exercises.
- Explain the role of fibre in the digestive system, of a specified demographic group.
- Explain possible implications of inadequate fibre in the diet, for different specified demographic groups.
- Compare relative value of the fibre content of dfferent foods.
- Explain inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in a specified case study.
- Compare fibre content in the diets of different people interviewed.
- Recommend modifications to the fibre intake people interviewed.
- Exlain the biology of the teeth, including anatomy and physiology.
- Explain the effect of different foods on the teeth and gums.
- Describe dental problems influenced by diet.
- Develop guidelines for healthy dental hygiene procedures, including both dietary and other practices.
- List factors which affect accumulation of toxins in the body.
- Explain different benefits of detoxification, for three different demographic groups.
- Explain different techniques of accelerating elimination of toxins from the body:
- Heat (eg. Sauna)
- Diet Modification
- Drugs and Herbs
- Disease Stress control
- Explain the dangers of excessive detoxification, for different demographic groups.
- Evaluate appropriate detoxification needs for an specified individual.
- Recommend a detoxification program based upon a specified evaluation.
- Explain legal risks involved in giving nutritional advice to a client.
- Explain the moral responsibilities involved in providing nutritional advice.
- Determine ways in which specific examples of nutritional advice may be misinterpreted.
- Develop guidelines for a system to ensure nutritional advice is followed by clients as intended, including provision for monitoring.
- Demonstrate a consultation with a client, real or hypothetical, presenting a nutritional program, designed for that client.
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Juliette Harris. Your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout from Juliette. Here are her credentials:
Juliette Harris – Nutritional
BSc Hons Biology (University of Sussex)
Juliette has over 10 years experience in teaching and private tutoring. As an undergraduate, she contributed to published research on the behaviour of an endangered bat species, though her main areas of interest and specialisation are genetics and cellular biology. After 7 months in the rainforests & reefs of Central America, Juliette began her teaching career at prestigious private school, Brighton College. She soon returned to Central America, headingup a field-trip for A-level students. She has been private tutor & exam coach to a range of students with very diverse backgrounds, aptitudes and expectations.More recently, Juliette has enjoyed working with adults with learning difficulties and enormous barriers to education. Juliette currently splits her time between England and Bulgaria, where she works as a teacher and missionary.
Excerpt from the Course
HOW WE EAT IS IMPORTANT
The affect of food upon the body is not only influenced by what is eaten, but also by how it is eaten. For example:
- If food is chewed more in the mouth, it will be more broken up before it moves through the digestive tract.
- If food remains longer in the mouth, more saliva may be produced, and digestion through the effect of saliva may be more advanced.
- If food is cut up, minced or blended before ingestion, there may be a greater and faster
penetration of digestive juices into the food.
- The order in which foods enter the digestive tract may impact upon digestion.
- The frequency of eating may impact on digestion (e.g. lots of small meals, or fewer large meals).
Eating only one type of food at a time is thought to allow better digestion. This is the principle behind “food combining”. (e.g. If carbohydrate is eaten without fats & proteins, the digestive tract will produce gastric juice with enzymes to digest only carbohydrate -without the enzymes to digest fat and protein. With more “pure” digestive juices, digestion may be more effective).
Compatibility of Ingredients
While it is important to vary your diet, casually mixing in lots of different ingredients is not the best approach. Some foods are better not to be eaten together with certain other foods due to the different digestive processes in the stomach. An example of this is meat and milk or meat and starches. Fruits are often best eaten alone, as a separate course, particularly melon fruits. Starches and meats are slow to digest, so when combined together they make digestion even slower. For people with good and quick digestion, this will help them to keep hunger away, but for people with slow digestion, this combination makes things much worse, and in some cases it can provoke chronic health and immune system problems.
Some foods mutually improve each other when eaten together. This is true for plant proteins, where the balance of amino acids is more important than the actual quantity of protein consumed. While meat supplies all of the eight essential amino acids in adequate amounts, plants usually only have some of the essential amino acids. However different plants have different amino acids. By combining grains (eg. corn, wheat) with pulses or legumes (eg. beans, lentils) the nutrition of both foods is enhanced.
Ebook To Compliment This Course
Discover a better understanding of food and nutrition, what to eat and what to avoid. Human Nutrition is an ideal introductory text for students and anyone else interested in learning how diet and harm or help human health.
by the Staff of ACS Distance Learning
Human Nutrition eBook course online. It’s surprising how little most people know about the human body and how it works. If we all spent just a small amount of time educating ourselves, we would save years in terms of health problems and hundreds of pounds otherwise spent on health care.
Throughout history there has been a vast array of nutritional claims and dietary advice. For example, there is evidence of dietary regimes involving fasting as far back as in Ancient Greece and many examples since of diet being used either to restrict intake to lose weight or to act as a cure for a medical complaint. This book will give you the background necessary to understand these theories and make better choices for yourself.
Chapter 1 The Digestive System -Everyone is different
Nutrition and nutrients
General health recommendations
Examples of serving size
Chapter 2. Modyfying Diet for a Particular Lifestyle or Genetic Disposition
Chapter 3. Foods and Nutrition
Why do we need to know the nutritional content in foods?
Nutrients provided by the five food groups
Chapter 4. Nutrition and Health Disorders
How diet may affect skin
Diet and our bones, joints and muscles
Nutrition and the heart
Diet and the respiratory system
Diet and the urinary system
Diet and the digestive system
Diet and the brain/mental health
Chapter 5. How to Find Reliable information on Nutrition
Sources of nutritional information
Conditions requiring dietary advice
Weight loss diets.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Due to our years of experience and wide range of online courses, here are a list of our FAQs and Answers asked by Students.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, you are not required to purchase expensive text books for any of our courses, since each module has been written by highly qualified tutors and writers, and our courses are updated on a regular basis, adding new information, methods and knowledge. You are supplied with all “essential” references. Extra books are always useful though, especially for special projects. Tutors will advise you what to buy if you decide you would like to have extra reading material, but it is not essential. Check out our eBookstore if you’re looking for a starting point.
Q. What sets the Academy apart from other institutions?
A. A unique feature of our courses is that we combine knowledge of the subject matter with practical tasks (set tasks, found at the end of each lesson). So you get to do practical components in each lesson. The benefits of this approach are immense: – your skills and knowledge are developed to a much higher level not normally found at other distance learning institutions.
Q. How do the practical exercises (set tasks) work?
A. The practical component of each lesson can be in the form of : Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing, Collecting, Photographing and Processes.
Q. Can I pay by instalments?
A. Yes, you can view all available payment options here.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
A. There are no hidden extras – the tuition fee covers all course material, unlimited tutor support, assignment marking/feedback and any text books where specified and exams. The only extras are for the public examinations fees for the ICB Bookkeeping course and the RHS (Royal Horticulture Society) exams.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are continually updated. The course content is rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced at other educational institutions.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. What Recognition do you have?
A. The Academy for Distance Learning has various forms of recognition:
These include TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) – an Ofqual Awarding Organisation – ADL is an approved TQUK Centre.
IARC – International Approval Registration Centre, approved member. Accredited Training Provider for ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and Approved Distance Learning Provider for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and many more. Our graduates come from many parts of the world and have used our qualifications for successful employment and progression onto higher education. To view our full list of recognition and memberships please click here,
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at the Academy our students are our priority – we treat every student as a unique individual. This philosophy allows us to nurture those who are “slow and steady” learners rather than letting them fall through the cracks, while catering for those who are in a hurry to complete.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. Completing the course- how long will it take?
A. Completion of modules varies from student to student. Many factors come into play such as work commitments and family life- there are always distractions. Some students work quicker than others. For a 100 hour module many students will take up to 3- 6 months, others take less time and some are even longer. It’s all up to you. There is no pressure to complete or deadline to finish. Naturally, longer courses will take more time.
Q. What learning formats are there?
A. Your enrollment comes with the Online Classroom study option by default. For a small additional cost you also have the options of USB or Correspondence.
USB: Your course is sent to you on a USB stick, so that you can carry it in your pocket. Ideal for those with unreliable internet connections. This option is an additional £5/module
Correspondence: You download the course content and then print your own copy to your requirements. You can then bind the lessons to suit your needs.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a project instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location, or you can visit us in Canterbury, England to sit the exam if want to. Exam fees are included in the tuition fee you paid. You can read more about the examination process here. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment. You submit it to the academy who then submits it to the tutor for marking, comments and feedback. Our policy is to have a grade for you within 5 to 7 days.
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons there would be 10 assignments. The number of lessons per module varies from module to module. See the course content from our website for further details.
Q. When do I have to hand in my first assignment?
A. There is no deadline for handing in the first assignment. Submit when you are ready. There are some students who hand in assignments within the first couple of weeks of enrolment – while there are others who submit their work 6 months later. It’s all at your own convenience to suit you. Everyone has different work and home commitments and we cater to these needs.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country; however, there may be an additional expense. We can appoint an appropriately qualified person anywhere to work through curriculum documentation supplied by us, to satisfy the requirements set down in a course.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would receive a Certificate (providing you complete all assignments and the exam). If you just want to complete the assignments only, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications awarded please click here.
Q. Is there a next level to progress to?
A. Yes – you can progress from one module to a combination of many modules and to higher qualifications i.e. Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Advanced Diplomas. Read more about course levels here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to design your own diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. It’s a very popular option and widely used by many students. You quite simply choose the appropriate number of related modules needed to complete the qualification and submit them to us for approval as a custom diploma.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of a 100-hour Certificate course and providing all assignments and exam have been completed, you will receive a Certificate and Transcript. The Transcript will list your GPA. Each 100-hour module is worth 3 credit hours.
Q. Do I have to sit for an exam?
A. Exams are optional but need to be undertaken in order to receive the Certificate or higher qualification. Exams are one and a half hours long. You appoint an adjudicator (subject to our approval) to supervise the exam. You sit for the exam in your own location. Its that simple.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. If you feel you don’t cope well with exams you may elect to undertake a Project (set by the tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Many students prefer this option as they find researching the material for the project sharpens their research skills.
Q. If I don’t sit for the Exam do I still get a qualification?
A. If you don’t sit for the exam but complete the project alternative, you will still receive your endorsed qualification. If you don’t sit for an exam or complete a final project, providing you have completed all the assignments you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
Q. Do I have to sit for the exam at the Academy?
A. No – whilst you are more than welcome to come to our location in Canterbury, U.K. and sit the exam in our classroom; the more popular option is to sit for the exam in your own location. You appoint an adjudicator to supervise the exam. Click here for more information on that process.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We only employ tutors who have are currently active in their industry with at least 5 years of real-world experience. Not only are they highly qualified but also experienced, knowledgeable, and professional- experts in their chosen fields from all parts of the world.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes- you have unlimited access to tutors. We strongly encourage students to develop a dialogue with their Tutor. This is why we encourage students to submit their first assignment fairly quickly at the beginning of the course.
Every Academy student is assigned a tutor who supports you throughout your course and beyond. Your tutor is there to guide and facilitate your learning and provides as much or as little individual contact as you would like. When you submit your coursework the tutor will give you feedback that helps you develop your ideas and provides motivation. For those who do like to have interaction with other students, the ADL discussion forum connects you to students from all over the world.
Q. How do I contact my tutor?
A. You have direct contact with your tutor by email through the Online Classroom. Alternatively, you can write, fax, email, or phone the academy. Leave a message if your tutor isn’t available and they will phone, write or fax back; whatever suits you.
Q. If I don’t understand a question or a lesson may I contact the tutor?
A. You may contact a tutor as often as you like. There is no additional charge or restriction on this service. Contact can be made via the Student Zone, email, or by phone.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,