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Diet and Nutrition Advanced

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of weight management and weight loss. It looks primarily at the science and physiology of weight loss and the evolutionary biology of humans in relation to diet and nutrition - gene optimisation is a key factor in weight control. It also looks at lifestyle factors such as stress management and exercise, which affect our ability to lose weight.

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to weight management

By the end of lesson 1, you should be able to:

Describe our weight loss philosophy
Understand why diets don’t work
Describe the constituents of a diet and understand why they are our life support system
Explain what the priorities are in the human diet
Describe the best way to cut calories

Lesson 2: How our body processes the food we eat

By the end of lesson 2, you should be able to:

Understand how our bodies process the food we eat
Distinguish between different types of thirst
Describe hunger
Understand the need for nutrient dense foods
Explain why insulin is referred to as the ‘fat hormone’
Describe food intolerance

Lesson 3: Food infections and diets

By the end of lesson 3, you should be able to:

Describe the problems associated with intestinal parasites, Candida, hypoglycaemia, alcohol, free radicals and oxidative damage
Explain why diets don’t work
Understand why diet is important in the context of human evolution

Lesson 4: The secret of weight control

By the end of lesson 4, you should be able to:

Understand the secrets of weight control
What role carbohydrates play in weight control
How to rebalance the body
Describe a low carb cave-man style diet
Design a weight loss diet

Lesson 5: The importance of exercise in weight loss

By the end of lesson 5, you should be able to:

Describe the benefits of exercise
Understand some of the psychological issues that can affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight

Lesson 6: A guide to running your practice

By the end of lesson 6, you should be able to:

Describe the 10 steps to assessing and treating your clients

Lesson 7: Running weight loss retreats

By the end of lesson 7, you should be able to:

Describe how to put together your own plan for running a weight loss retreat

Lesson 8: Obesity and weight management and the health hazards associated with obesity

By the end of lesson 8, you should be able to:

Discuss the scientific studies on obesity and weight management related to aetiology and the natural history of obesity and the health hazards associated with obesity in adults.

Lesson 9: Obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans

By the end of lesson 9, you should be able to:

Discuss the scientific studies related to obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans.

Lesson 10: Healthy diets and dietary and nutritional assessment

By the end of lesson 10, you should be able to:

Discuss the science referring to the dietary and nutritional assessment in adults as well what constitutes a healthy diet in adults.

Lesson 11: Dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates

By the end of lesson 11, you should be able to:

Discuss the science related to dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates as well as activity and exercise in obesity.

Lesson 12: Different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness

By the end of lesson 12, you should be able to:

Understand the different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness.

At the end of lesson 12 you will also receive some recipe suggestions for your clients and a list of useful addresses and websites.

 

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Diet and Nutrition Advanced Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Diet and Nutrition Advanced

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of weight management and weight loss. It looks primarily at the science and physiology of weight loss and the evolutionary biology of humans in relation to diet and nutrition - gene optimisation is a key factor in weight control. It also looks at lifestyle factors such as stress management and exercise, which affect our ability to lose weight.

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to weight management

By the end of lesson 1, you should be able to:

Describe our weight loss philosophy
Understand why diets don’t work
Describe the constituents of a diet and understand why they are our life support system
Explain what the priorities are in the human diet
Describe the best way to cut calories

Lesson 2: How our body processes the food we eat

By the end of lesson 2, you should be able to:

Understand how our bodies process the food we eat
Distinguish between different types of thirst
Describe hunger
Understand the need for nutrient dense foods
Explain why insulin is referred to as the ‘fat hormone’
Describe food intolerance

Lesson 3: Food infections and diets

By the end of lesson 3, you should be able to:

Describe the problems associated with intestinal parasites, Candida, hypoglycaemia, alcohol, free radicals and oxidative damage
Explain why diets don’t work
Understand why diet is important in the context of human evolution

Lesson 4: The secret of weight control

By the end of lesson 4, you should be able to:

Understand the secrets of weight control
What role carbohydrates play in weight control
How to rebalance the body
Describe a low carb cave-man style diet
Design a weight loss diet

Lesson 5: The importance of exercise in weight loss

By the end of lesson 5, you should be able to:

Describe the benefits of exercise
Understand some of the psychological issues that can affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight

Lesson 6: A guide to running your practice

By the end of lesson 6, you should be able to:

Describe the 10 steps to assessing and treating your clients

Lesson 7: Running weight loss retreats

By the end of lesson 7, you should be able to:

Describe how to put together your own plan for running a weight loss retreat

Lesson 8: Obesity and weight management and the health hazards associated with obesity

By the end of lesson 8, you should be able to:

Discuss the scientific studies on obesity and weight management related to aetiology and the natural history of obesity and the health hazards associated with obesity in adults.

Lesson 9: Obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans

By the end of lesson 9, you should be able to:

Discuss the scientific studies related to obesity therapy in adults and healthy eating plans.

Lesson 10: Healthy diets and dietary and nutritional assessment

By the end of lesson 10, you should be able to:

Discuss the science referring to the dietary and nutritional assessment in adults as well what constitutes a healthy diet in adults.

Lesson 11: Dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates

By the end of lesson 11, you should be able to:

Discuss the science related to dietary therapy, types of diet, insulin resistance, dietary fat and carbohydrates as well as activity and exercise in obesity.

Lesson 12: Different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness

By the end of lesson 12, you should be able to:

Understand the different types of bariatric surgery and their effectiveness.

At the end of lesson 12 you will also receive some recipe suggestions for your clients and a list of useful addresses and websites.

 

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 4 Diet and Nutrition Advanced Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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