Food as Medicine: Food and our Genome

Online Course

Future Learn
Food as Medicine: Food and our Genome

What is the course about?

Food as Medicine: Food and our Genome
The course Food as Medicine: Food and our Genome 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.

Understand the relationship between food and genetics and learn how to apply your learning to help patients.

Course description
  • Discover the relationship between food and genetics
  • 2 weeks
  • How does our genome affect our health? Should patients adjust their diets according to their genes? Answer these questions and more with this course designed to give healthcare professionals the latest information on food and genetics.
  • On the course you’ll explore topics including epigenetics and nutrigenetics, the human genome and the ethical issues surrounding genetic healthcare. You should leave the course with a greater understanding out the impact of genetics on nutritional requirements, and you should feel more confident in answering common nutrition and gene related questions.
  • Genetics
  • Nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenetics
  • Nutrient regulated gene expression
  • Nutritional genomics and healthcare practice
  • Challenges for healthcare professionals
  • 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:
  • 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: Food and our Genome

Course Topic

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: Food and our Genome

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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Food as Medicine: Food and our Genome
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School: Monash University
Topic: Healthcare & Medicine, Nutrition