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English
Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic

Learner Career Outcomes

56%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Unit 1 - A Healthy Pregnancy Starts Before Conception

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Introduction: A Healthy Pregnancy Starts Before Conception10m
Body Weight: Preparing For Pregnancy5m
Folic Acid: Preparing for Pregnancy9m
3 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
1 practice exercise
Unit 120m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Unit 2 - Nutrition and Lifestyle for a Healthy Pregnancy

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 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
4 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
1 practice exercise
Unit 220m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Unit 3 - Nutrition-Related Pregnancy Outcomes

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 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
5 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
1 practice exercise
Unit 320m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Unit 4 - Practical Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
3 readings
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
Reference List and Further Qualification10m
1 practice exercise
For the Whole Course20m

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  • 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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