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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction Future Food & Food Shortage Part I

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Reading
4 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Introducing the theme - Food Shortage3m
Production limiting factors6m
Vulnerability to famines5m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to the course!10m
Food shortage or distribution problem?10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Shortage and production in context15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Food Shortage Part II: Sustainable solutions

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Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Control of disease and spoilage in plants7m
Disease control in animals: Animal health5m
Learning from nature7m
Reading2 readings
Accepting alternative foods10m
Closure theme - Food shortage10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Plant production in context8m
Animal welfare12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part I: Food & Health

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Reading
6 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Functionality of foods and dietary patterns8m
Early life nutrition5m
Interface gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and microbiotica6m
Food allergy9m
Obesity7m
Reading4 readings
Mother milk vs infant formula10m
Gastrointestinal development and function10m
Food allergy10m
Interesting topic?5m
Quiz3 practice exercises
What is nutrition?32m
Microbiomes in plants12m
GIT development and function8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part II: Food-related behavior and interventions

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Reading
7 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Psychological determinants of (un)healthy eating6m
Economic/environmental determinants of (un)healthy eating5m
Interventions aimed at individuals (Voedingscentrum)2m
Interventions aimed at individuals3m
Interventions aimed at the environment5m
Political/economical interventions3m
Reading2 readings
Interventions aimed at the environment20m
Closure theme - Healthy choices10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Recap theme - Healthy choices18m

Instructors

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Prof. dr. Denise de Ridder

Professor of Health Psychology
Psychology - Social, Health & Organizational Psychology
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Prof. dr. Marca Wauben

Professor of Intercellular communication
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
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Prof. dr. Rens Voesenek

Professor of Plant Ecophysiology
Biology

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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