Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy

Online Course

Future Learn
Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy

What is the course about?

Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy
The course Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy is an online class provided by Monash University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes.

Course description
  • Understand the role of food and nutrition in fertility and pregnancy
  • 2 weeks
  • On this course for healthcare professionals, you will explore the latest evidence surrounding the role of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. You will focus on two main topics: foods and fertility, and foods and pregnancy.
  • Foods and fertility will focus on optimising nutrition for fertility and pre-conception, including topics like the effect of food on reproductive health and dietary recommendations to improve fertility. Foods and Pregnancy will explore topics including requirements during pregnancy, and optimising gestational weight gain.
  • The link between food and fertility
  • The effect of preconception food and diet
  • Weight and fertility
  • Dietary recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility
  • The physiology of pregnancy and nutrient metabolism
  • Weight management during pregnancy
  • Nutrient requirements during pregnancy
  • Food recommendations during pregnancy
  • Generate a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to managing women peri-conception and during pregnancy
  • Describe the role of pre-conception nutrition in terms of fertility, foetal development and adult health
  • Provide evidence based food recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility
  • Define dietary recommendations for pregnancy and define strategies for achieving
  • Promote optimal nutrition pre-conception and during pregnancy by developing/providing handouts to women interested in having a family/considering conception. (Systems based patient safety learning outcome)
  • Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
  • This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.
  • However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.
  • You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.
  • This course is recognised by:
  • This activity has been endorsed by the Association for Nutrition for the continual professional development of nutrition professionals. This AfN quality assurance mark identifies this activity as a reputable, evidence-based training in nutrition science.
  • If you have any questions on the course, its accreditation/endorsement or how it may relate to your professional healthcare practice we encourage you to email your questions to [email protected]
  • Monash University
  • Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

Prerequisites & Facts

Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy

Course Topic

Fertility & Birth, Healthcare & Medicine, Nutrition

University, College, Institution

Monash University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Monash University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Monash University
Topic: Fertility & Birth, Healthcare & Medicine, Nutrition