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Undergraduate | USA-FOSC3017 | 2024

Food as Medicine

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Prevent and treat disease with food. You’ll explore compounds found in food that can have a positive impact on health, beyond just the basic nutritional benefits. Think about how food might help patients with conditions including diabetes and cancer.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks

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Food as Medicine

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to: 

    1. Evaluate bioactive compounds in food and their biological properties. 
    2. Evaluate the effectiveness of foods, functional foods, nutraceuticals, and medicines in health and to prevent or treat various diseases using the literature. 
    3. Evaluate issues of formulation and delivery of functional ingredients in foods. 
    4. Interpret and apply the latest regulatory requirements for functional foods and associated health claims.

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Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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