Introduction to the Course
This course examines the role of diet in relation to health. Diet and health are prominent features of western news and information shared on social media. The information is often in relation to increased incidence of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia. The theory of ‘blue zones’ – places where more people per capita live in good health to over 100 years of age – is examined with focus on common lifestyle factors that may contribute to this.
The course is aimed towards groups or individuals with a personal or professional interest in maintaining good health into older age by optimizing diet. This may include those in the health and care industries, people caring for older family members, or those wishing to learn about diet in order to improve their own health.
The course is completed through interactive e-learning which learners can access at their own pace and in their own time. The lessons consist of a series of informative and easily understood video clips from Dr Liz. These are followed by interactive and accessible learning tasks and activities containing further expansion on the subject of each video. The videos and activities cater to all learning types and create a solid knowledge base for each learning objective. Learners will be able to revisit the course after completion in order to recap knowledge as and when needed.
The course will be assessed through completion of all e-learning sections, followed by a multiple choice quiz assessing knowledge from all eLearning sections. The quiz will be engineered to ensure caregivers have sufficient knowledge from all learning objectives. Learners will gain 70% of correct answers to pass the quiz, and will have 3 opportunities to take the quiz.