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Nutrition / Diet Therapy

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Natural Health Science



Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

MODULE: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 30 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

This program describes the nutrition-based therapies to prevent and treat common diseases and disorders. Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain result from a biochemical imbalance in the body. Therapeutic diets, food, and nutritional supplements are used to restore the normal physiological functioning and structural integrity of the body and its organs. Supplying our cells and tissues with the adequate quantity, frequency, and quality of micronutrients will restore the biochemical balance from which health and well-being spring.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Holistic Nutrition
Diets & Fasting
Digestion & Metabolism
Biochemical Organic Balance
Orthomolecular Nutrition
Nutritional Assessment
Nutrition & Chronic Disease
Nutrition in Acute Care
Nutritional Intervention
Nutrition Therapy

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: Leonie van Heerden
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 10 courses from this specialization module in Nutrition & Diet Therapy.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (130 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapydistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 40 credits or 13 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (35~50 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapydistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Nutrition & Diet Therapy (45~70 Academic Credits)
30 credits for 10 Specialization Courses in Nutrition & Diet Therapydistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional online university courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Nutrition & Diet Therapy

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Holistic Nutrition

This course explores the role of nutrition and diet in promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit; preventing diseases; and maintaining wellness. It also discusses the interdependence between eating choices and environmental sustainability and the principles and practical uses of various alternative nutritional approaches. It also teaches how to differentiate between whole food and synthetic supplements.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Diets & Fasting

This course provides an analysis and evaluation of various dietary regimes. It focuses on the nutritional, spiritual, and social aspects of food believes believes: Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, raw food, food combining, and hereditary predisposition. It explains the benefits of fasting and the different approaches used to ensure tissue cleansing and detoxification. It finally considers the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual issues related to diets and fasting.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Digestion & Metabolism

This course discusses the principles of digestion, absorption, and nutrients metabolism as well as the role of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in these processes. It enumerates the essential micronutrients used in human metabolism and the effects they have on restoring and maintaining the biochemical balances of cell and tissues.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Biochemical Organic Balance

Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates a chemical imbalance in the body. A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. This course focuses on the chemical elements, their structures, and their application, including vitamins, enzymes, proteins, starches, prostaglandins, and minerals found in foods in order to understand the biochemical organic balance from which health and well-being spring.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Orthomolecular Nutrition

This course analyzes disease etiology (causation) from cell and tissue nutrition-based perspective. It overviews the organic deficiencies and malnutrition caused by a typical modern diet that imbalances our biochemistry. It explains how to recognize these deficiency signs and symptoms and identify good nutritional sources and available forms of dietary supplements for good health.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutritional Assessment

This course reviews the dietary, clinical, and biochemical components used in the assessment of a person and/or group's nutritional status. It discusses the interrelationships between these nutrients and their effect(s) when subjected to varying levels of nutrient intake. It provides detailed protocols for the nutritional assessment of various situations. These protocol describe clinical definitions, causative/ contributory factors, protective factors, assessments, and therapy for each condition.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutrition & Chronic Disease

This course explores the effects of nutrition on the pathology of chronic diseases mainly obesity, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, hypertension, and diabetes. It discusses the risks of nutritional imbalances on public health, individual nutrition, and clinical intervention. It also revises the medical application of nutritional interventions in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Nutrition in Acute Care

This course explores the nutritional demands and hyper metabolic responses in intensive cases of trauma, surgery, organ failure, burns, AIDS, and neoplastic diseases. It discusses the use and role of specialized nutrition in intensive care and its medical implications.

Instructor: Daniel Scott Janik

 

Nutritional Intervention

This course presents the nutritional therapeutic applications in the prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. It describes therapeutic diets, dietary manipulation, and dietary supplements used to help restore the normal physiological function and structural integrity of the body and its organs by providing its natural components. It explains strategies, counseling skills, and diet modifications to prevent and manage disease.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

Nutrition Therapy

This course presents the nutritional intervention strategies, counseling skills, and the diet modifications that pertain to disease prevention and treatment of common diseases and disorders. It explains the normal nutrition needs of individuals at various age levels, the assessment of nutritional status, the nutritional values of foods, and the appropriate dietary modifications to achieve the healing and clinical effect required by an effective nutrition therapy.

Instructor: Leonie van Heerden

 

 

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