Foundations in Nutrigenomics
The online Foundations in Nutrigenomics course is now open to all health professionals, anywhere in the world.
This Nutrigenomics course is designed for health practitioners whose services integrate cutting edge nutritional science into client solutions. It is also ideal for those with a degree in nutrition science or food science. If you are unsure, please contact us.
This online course will provide practitioners with a review of relevant nutritional biochemistry and current nutrigenetic science. In addition, a part of the course will be dedicated to the use of commercial tests in practice, and interpretation of nutrigenetic information for patients.
The cost of the Foundations in Nutrigenomics course is $295 (USD).
Students may start at any time and in any time zone. The Foundations course will take between two to three weeks full-time, and two to three months part time. The course should be completed in span of 6 months.
Introduction to Genetics – Dr Yael Joffe
An Introduction to Genetics will define and illustrate (with practical examples) the difference between nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics. In this module we will also explore the concept of food responsiveness, including examples to illustrate how they can be used in clinical practice, looking at gene-nutrient interactions for iron, lactose, salt and gluten, caffeine, and fatty acids.
Integration of Cellular Defence Mechanisms into Nutrigenomics – Dr Christine Houghton
This Integration of Cellular Defence Mechanisms module provides a brief summary of cellular defence mechanisms, including: redox status, inflammation, energy production, methylation, and detoxification. For each area the relevant genes, SNPs and diet-gene interactions are described. The module also briefly reviews genes and SNPs that impact insulin resistance, the endothelium, and lipid metabolism, and their relationship to chronic disease.
The Genetics of Weight Management and Obesity – Dr Yael Joffe
Module three will explore Weight Management. Understanding the contribution of genetics to the susceptibility of becoming obese, and why individuals respond differently to weight management interventions. It will identify the many factors that contribute to obesity such as sleep, behaviour, appetite and satiety, thermogenesis and exercise responsiveness, and the diet-gene interactions that will impact these processes.
Clinical Implementation – Dr Yael Joffe
Module four addresses Clinical Implementation. Understanding the importance of the ethical, legal, and social aspects of Nutrigenetic testing. Students will be provided with criteria to evaluate individual gene variants for clinical usefulness. The second part of this module will teach the clinical implementation tools of the 6-Step Approach and 3-3-3. In addition to the theory, 3-3-3 case studies will be used to enable practitioners to become familiar with using this tool in their practice. Additional case study snap shots are also provided.