Nutrition, Physical activity and Cancer Prevention

16 Jan 2020 - 01 Dec 2020
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  • This course provides a thorough overview on the process of cancer and how diet and physical activity can help in its prevention. It consists of both theory and practical contents and it is estimated that students will have to dedicate 25 study hours to complete it. The course is aimed specifically at health professionals working at the primary level (general practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, etcetera). It has been developed by expert researchers and clinicians with extensive careers in the field of cancer.

    The course is part of the Onconet project, which was co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe program, via European Region Development Funds (FEDER). 
    The course is free to users and must be completed within 10 weeks from registration.

  • In this course, you will learn about:

    • The process of cancer disease.
    • The major groups of foods and how nutrition relates to cancer.
    • Types of tumors, according to their location and prevention recommendations.
    • Food components with proven anti-carcinogenic activity.
    • Dietary carcinogens.
    • Physical activity recommendations in cancer prevention.
    • How body composition relates to cancer prevention.
    • Dietary patterns and recommendations.
    • Nutrition, body composition and physical activity in cancer survivors.
  • AIM:
    To provide with a general overview of the importante of understanding the nutrition, body composition and physical activity in relation to cancer.

    ADRESSED TO:
    Healthcare graduates or trainees: nutritionists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, etc. working mainly at primary care levels (general practice).

  • From the time you get registered in the virtual classroom, you have 10 weeks to complete de course. Once you have read through all sections, and taken all the intermediate quizzes, you will receive a Completion Diploma.

    This course is structured as follows:

    • Introductory video
    • Module 1: General concepts of cancer and nutrition (7 hours)
    • Module 2: Cancer prevention and recommendations (7 hours)
    • Module 3:Cancer and nutrition: advanced topics on the relationship between cancer and diet, body composition and physical activity (9 hours).
    • Clinical case studies (2 hours)
    Total expected study time: 25 hours.
  • The course must be completed within a time frame of 10 weeks.
  • MODULE 1 General concepts of cancer and nutrition: diet, body composition and physical activity and its relationship with the cancer process

    1.1 The cancer process. Nutrition and cancer: Assessing and judging the evidence
    1.2 A food-based approach to assess the relationship between of diet and cancer. Plant foods.
    1.3 Major groups of food from animal origin.
    1.4 Major groups of beverages. 
    1.5 Other nutritional factors.

    MODULE 2 Cancer prevention and recommendations

    2.1  Evidences relating diet, nutrition and physical activity to cancer. Major tumours associated with nutrition: colorectal and breast cancer
    2.2  Upper digestive tract and gastrointestinal tumours
    2.3  Hormone-related cancers and other tumours
    2.4  Recommendations for cancer prevention. Promote healthy habits.
    2.5  Recommendations for cancer prevention. Limit or avoid unhealthy habits.



    MODULE 3 Cancer and nutrition: advanced topics on the relationship between cancer and diet, body composition and physical activity

    3.1  The role of specific components with potential anti-carcinogenic activity.
    3.2  Dietary carcinogens.
    3.3  Dietary patterns.
    3.4  Nutritional supplements and cancer.
    3.5  Diet, nutrition, body composition, and physical activity in cancer survivors.
    3.5  Chronodiet and chronutrition.

     



    Clinic cases linked to the content.
  • Antonio Agudo, PhD.

    Head of the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Anna Bach-Faig, PhD.

    Nutrition Professor & Director of the University Msc on Food and Physical Activity and Sports. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Barcelona, Spain.

    Carlota Castro Espin

    Nutritionist. Unit of Nutrition and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Mireia Félez Nóbrega, PhD.

    Postdoctoral researcher. Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu. Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Paula Jakszyn Filosof, PhD.

    Senior Investigator. Unit of Nutrition and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO).  Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Raul Zamora-Ros, PhD.

    Nutrition and Cancer Researcher. Unit of Nutrition and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
    Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute | IDIBELL

    Clinical case:

    Lorena Arribas Hortiguela
    Clinical dietitian. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Laura Hurtós Vergés
    Clinical dietitian. Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

     

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