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Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

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Available languages

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Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Unit 1 - A Healthy Pregnancy Starts Before Conception

In this Unit we detail what nutrition and lifestyle changes should be considered and already implemented prior to conception and emphasis the important role that a healthy BMI and sufficient folate status play in providing the unborn child with the best start possible....
Reading
4 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Introduction: A Healthy Pregnancy Starts Before Conception10m
Body Weight: Preparing For Pregnancy5m
Folic Acid: Preparing for Pregnancy9m
Reading3 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Unit 2 - Nutrition and Lifestyle for a Healthy Pregnancy

The learner will gain an insight into the current nutrition-related recommendations for healthy pregnancies. We will look at the maternal physiological and metabolic adaptions that occur during pregnancy and what these play in supporting pregnancy and altering nutrient requirements. We will then focus on the changing macro- and micro-nutrient requirements during pregnancy and what outcomes these can have on both the mother and unborn child. Finally, we will focus on food-bourne illnesses and what foods and beverages or lifestyle activities to avoid during pregnancy. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Physiological Adaptations of Pregnancy8m
Metabolic Adaptations of Pregnancy7m
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Macronutrients11m
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Micronutrients12m
Expert Statement Prof Przyrembel: Regulation of Food Supplements1m
Nutritional Restrictions During Pregnancy8m
Avoidance of Food-Bourne Illnesses9m
Reading4 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Unit 3 - Nutrition-Related Pregnancy Outcomes

The focus of this unit is the two most common nutrition-related pregnancy complications: obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus. Based on the latest scientific findings the learner will gain an in-depth knowledge of the risk factors, outcomes and recommendations associated with these pregnancy complications to better manage and counsel pregnant women and improve infant outcomes. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Obesity: Management During Pregnancy11m
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Management During Pregnancy8m
Early Nutritional Programming: Is Epigenetics the Key?10m
The Biochemistry of Your Body From a Drop of Blood9m
Reading5 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unit 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Unit 4 - Practical Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

Learners will apply the knowledge gained in the previous lessons to real-life clinical scenarios. Pregnant women pose common questions related to nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy and experts in the area of early nutrition offer comprehensive, scientific-based answers to aid healthcare professionals in their day-to-day interactions with pregnant women and those wishing to become pregnant....
Reading
6 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Why Pregnant Women Should be Eating Fish9m
Physical Activity Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy4m
Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy4m
Planning for Infant Feeding2m
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Fact or Fiction?3m
Reading3 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
For the Whole Course20m
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Top Reviews

By SRApr 29th 2017

I'm a GP interacting with pregnant woman on a regular basis. This was a very enlightening refresher course. will highly recommend it to my peers. beautifully presented. N.B very pretty obstetrician!

By CGSep 8th 2017

EXCELENTE! SOY NUTRICIONISTA Y DIETISTA Y ME SIRVIO MUCHISIMO para refrescar y aprender incluso más conocimientos !! ya que voy a trabajar en un centro especializado en embarazo!\n\nMIL GRACIAS !!

Instructor

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Berthold Koletzko

Professor of Pediatrics
LMU Medical Center Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • To find out more about nutrition and pregnancy as well as gain German, European and American accreditation points take a look at the Early Nutrition eAcademy http://www.early-nutrition.org/enea .

    You will find latest research findings and international recommendations on nutrition and lifestyle in pregnancy, as well as other interesting core modules on topics in the area of early nutrition: Breastfeeding, Infant Formula Feeding and Complementary feeding as well as a number of focus modules for more in-depth knowledge.

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