HNH-20503 Nutrition and NCD: Cancer and Cardiometabolic Diseases (online)


Studiepunten 3.00

Distance group work0
E-learning material0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. AM Berendsen
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman
prof. dr. JM Geleijnse
dr. FJB van Duijnhoven
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Basic knowledge of human nutrition and physiology


This course overlaps with and is an abridged version of the oncampus courses Nutrition and Cancer and Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease.

This course will briefly discuss the newest insights on the role of diet, lifestyle and body composition in the prevention and progression of cancer and on the aetiology, treatment and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

- understand the biological processes that contribute to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and the development and progression of cancer;
- understand the role of diet, lifestyle and body composition in the progression of cancer, and in cancer survival and deve;
- understand the role of dietary factors in the etiology and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases;
- understand the major diet-related risk factors for cancer and the guidelines for primary cancer prevention;
- form an opinion on these topics,based on evidence from different disciplines.


This course is supported by online materials, self-paced, based on two MOOCs on Nutrition and Disease of Wageningen University: Nutrition and Cancer and Nutrition, Heart Disease and Diabetes.  It is supplemented by discussion assignments through our online learning environment.


A remote proctored written exam with closed questions (100%).


Provided online.

Verplicht voor: MNHNutrition and HealthMScE: Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health6DL