Diet & Health is an online course proposed in streaming by Universitat de Barcelona in the framework of the Cook2Health programme (EIT-Health Innovation by design), coordinated by Seb Group.
The objectives of this course are in line with the overall objectives of the Master in Development and Food Innovation.
- Teaching plan
- Presentation of the subject. Mediterranean diet and health. Pyramid of scientific evidence. Methodological tools. Type of current studies in Mediterranean Diet.
- Effect of Mediterranean diet and olive oil on cardiovascular risk. Scientific evidence and mechanisms..
- Cancer and Nutrition: epidemiological evidence today.
- PREDIMED Study: Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet.
- Mediterranean Diet and Exercise .
- Nutritional Genomics, Mediterranean Diet and Nutrition.
- metabolomics and personalized nutrition.
- Tomato, NUTS, Bread, Legumes and Mediterranean Diet.
- Curriculum structure
- Learning activities (20 h): Lectures (15h); Lecture with practical component (5h)
- Other (56h): Supervised project (24h); Independent learning (31h)
Total number of hours (75h).
- Referring to knowledge
- Acquire the necessary knowledge on current scientific evidence that support the benefits of a healthy Mediterranean dietary pattern
- Acquire knowledge about the roles of nutrients typical of the Mediterranean Diet with its functional properties.
- Encounter the main concepts of the Mediterranean diet and the importance in the context of a balanced diet.
- Referring to abilities and skills
- Conduct critical analysis to interpret publications related the Mediterranean diet and its beneficial effects on health.
- Use different tools to search for information sources (databases, electronic journals library catalogs, etc.)
- Demonstrate to be conscious that knowledge and experience is limited and to know where to look for targeted advice
- To enable students to interpret and apply basic scientific methodology related to the subject
- Referring to attitudes, values and norms
- Positive and constructive attitude of tolerance and respect for other people’s ideas
- Ability to argue, persuade, ask moderate and reach a consensus.
- Apply leadership skills to create a good working environment.
- Encourage the development of skills and attitudes to deal with problems and decisions of future professionals.
Competence to be gained by the personal work
- Understand current scientific evidence that support the healthy effect of Mediterranean Food
- Ability to approach the advantages of Mediterranean Food
- Understand the governing principles to establish scientific evidence
- Ability to search for information related to the Mediterranean diet
- Evaluate the published information that can be interpreted in the context of the Mediterranean Diet and Health
Estruch R, Ros E, Salas-Salvadó J, Covas MI, Corella D, Arós F, Gómez-Gracia E, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet. PREDIMED Study Investigators. 2013;368(14):1279-90. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1200303. Epub 2013 Feb 25.
Cook2Health is an EIT Health Programme on Innovation by Design (Challenge 1: Promote healthy living,) which associate five Partner Institutions: SAS–SEB Developpement, Université Grenoble Alpes, Universitat de Barcelona, Aberytswyth University and Agir@Dom. Cook2Health aims to allow, through the development of new devices and services, optimal monitoring of health and wellbeing of European consumers through a unique approach integrating nutrition as a major component of the medical environment.