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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction Future Food & Food Shortage Part I

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Introducing the theme - Food Shortage3m
Production limiting factors6m
Vulnerability to famines5m
2 readings
Welcome to the course!10m
Food shortage or distribution problem?10m
1 practice exercise
Shortage and production in context15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Food Shortage Part II: Sustainable solutions

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Control of disease and spoilage in plants7m
Disease control in animals: Animal health5m
Learning from nature7m
2 readings
Accepting alternative foods10m
Closure theme - Food shortage10m
2 practice exercises
Plant production in context8m
Animal welfare12m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part I: Food & Health

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Functionality of foods and dietary patterns8m
Early life nutrition5m
Interface gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and microbiotica6m
Food allergy9m
Obesity7m
4 readings
Mother milk vs infant formula10m
Gastrointestinal development and function10m
Food allergy10m
Interesting topic?5m
3 practice exercises
What is nutrition?32m
Microbiomes in plants12m
GIT development and function8m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Healthy Choices Part II: Food-related behavior and interventions

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Psychological determinants of (un)healthy eating6m
Economic/environmental determinants of (un)healthy eating5m
Interventions aimed at individuals (Voedingscentrum)2m
Interventions aimed at individuals3m
Interventions aimed at the environment5m
Political/economical interventions3m
2 readings
Interventions aimed at the environment20m
Closure theme - Healthy choices10m
1 practice exercise
Recap theme - Healthy choices18m

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