How you eat is as important as what you eat, and good nutrition is essential to a healthy life. This course is ideal for those looking to improve their own health or who care for the wellbeing of others including fitness professionals, caregivers, food industry workers, community health workers and allied medical and health professionals.
The Certificate of Human Nutrition – Advanced is an online program that will deepen your knowledge of nutrition in order to prepare food to ensure nutrient retention, and plan balanced diets for individual or group needs.
In this professional development course, you will study different methods of cooking and processing and its effects on food and nutrition, the recommended daily intakes of nutrients, and the features and roles of fats, proteins, carbohydrates and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
You will also learn how to plan a balanced diet, assess the nutritional status and needs of different people, and understand the timing and needs of special groups, including those who have diseases or dietary issues.
On completion of this course, you will learn how food interacts with the human body, and how to keep the body running in optimal condition (including your own)!
Human Nutrition II
Unit 1 – Cooking and its effect on food and nutrition
The nutritive value of food after cooking
Meat and poultry
Plant foods – fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses
How different methods of cooking and processing effects nutrients in food
Poaching and boiling
Preparing and cooking vegetables and nutrient loss management
The benefits of cooked food
Preserving the nutrition in food
Key points for preserving different vitamins
Unit 2 – Food processing and nutrition
Canning and pasteurisation
Homogenisation and pasteurisation of milk
Milling and grain processing
How processing affects dietary carbohydrate and fibre
Effect of wet-heat treatments
Why do simple carbohydrates leech when wet-heat treated
Effect of food processing on starch and cellulose
Fibre in processed flour
Effect of soils and fertilisers on food nutritive qualities
Preservatives –salting, pickling, curing, smoking etc.
Additives to enhance colour and appearance
Emulsifying agents and stabilisers
Anti caking agents and humectants
Unit 3 – Recommended daily intakes of nutrients
Recommended daily intake
Tolerable upper limits
Estimated average requirement
Rdi for energy and protein
Ai for fluids or water
Ai and tul for dietary fibre
Requirements for vitamins
Requirements for minerals
Unit 4 – Vitamins
Hypervitaminosis and hypovitaminosis
Fat soluble vitamins
Vitamin A –role, sources, deficiency, toxicity, etc.
Vitamin D –overview, sources, deficiency, toxicity, etc.
Other trace elements – chromium, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, Zinc
Unit 6 – Planning a balanced diet
Case Study – A day’s diet at a residential school
Assessing plate waste
Using a food pyramid
Steps for approaching diet planning
Unit 7 – Assessing nutritional status and needs
Infants and young children
Expectant mothers Post partum and nursing mothers
Vegetarian – Diet considerations: protein, amino acids, iron Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, etc.
Vegan diets and children
Weight change and snacking
Unit 8 – Timing meals and needs of special groups
Coronary heart disease
Dietary risk factors
Dietary fibre and bowel disease
Low energy diet
Gluten free diets
Low salt, low sodium diets
Low fat diets
Diets to lower cholesterol
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application. Fees Apply.
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.