Lifestyle medicine is an increasingly crucial element to transforming disease care systems to health care systems. Current medical services are unable to restore health because they do not address root causes.
In this course, you will learn the deficiencies within traditional Western medicine and more effective lifestyle-based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle.
Individual course: $179
Course duration: 2 weeks
Time commitment: 10-15 hours each week
Experience level: Intermediate
Learning partner: Doane University
Course type: Self-paced on your time
Subjects: Food, nutrition, health, safety, and medicine
You will learn about lifestyle medicine-based treatments for the following chronic diseases:
Type II diabetes/obesity
Topics of study
Recognizing the core competencies of nutrition, tobacco cessation and alcohol and their interaction with chronic diseases
The difference in efficacies of traditional treatments vsrsus lifestyle-based treatments
Effective lifestyle-based treatment protocols used to prevent and treat chronic diseases of lifestyle
Health Informatics Technology in Population Healthcare Analytics (recommended)
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About Doane University
Doane University is the first private, liberal arts institution in Nebraska, nestled on an idyllic 300 acre “English Cottage” style Osterhout Arboretum. Established in 1872, Doane University embraces our founder’s spirit to immerse each student in knowledge that represents only the very best of what has been written, thought, spoken or performed throughout the ages.
At the heart of the University is our commitment to academic excellence, inquiry and making an impact to better serve people, communities and society. Doane is known for its strong and distinctive undergraduate programs in the natural and applied sciences, teacher education, liberal arts and business along with outstanding regional and national performing arts groups. Doane was named the No. 1 school in Nebraska back-to-back years (2014 and 2015) in Money.com’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings and is also recognized for its convenient, affordable, flexible continuing education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in its College of Professional Studies and College of Education.
Today Doane University provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in the 21st century. We instill in students a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that gives them the confidence to not only get jobs, but create them within a diverse global community. We do this through emphasizing critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, expanding opportunities for international study and exchange, prioritizing the use of advanced technologies for online teaching and learning, increasing flexibility by unbundling degree programs, broadening interaction with business and industry to ensure relevance, and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability by promoting human health and environmental stewardship.