Lifestyle Interventions in Disease Management

Mode of Delivery: Online via UPOU’s Non-formal Courses Platform (nfc.upou.edu.ph) 

Duration: 2 weeks

University of the Philippines System* and Ateneo de Manila University (Joint Course Development and Offering) 

This microcourse provides a detailed exploration of lifestyle interventions critical to the prevention and management of chronic diseases, with a focus on nutrition and physical activity. Designed for healthcare professionals, wellness coaches, and nutritionists, this course equips participants with practical strategies to promote healthier living through diet and exercise, ultimately aiming to improve patient outcomes and enhance quality of life. 

* University of the Philippines Open University and the University of the Philippines Diliman 

Course Objectives

  1. Provide a thorough understanding of the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. 
  2. Equip participants with the knowledge to offer evidence-based dietary recommendations for managing chronic diseases. 
  3. Develop strategies to effectively promote healthier eating habits among patients. 
  4. Emphasize the importance of physical activity in managing chronic diseases. 
  5. Teach participants to design personalized exercise plans tailored to individual patient needs. 
  6. Train participants to help patients incorporate physical activity into their daily routines. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the microcourse, the students should be able to:

  1. Explain how nutrition influences chronic disease prevention and management. 
  2. Preparing evidence-based dietary guidance personalized to individual patient needs. 
  3. Develop effective strategies to encourage sustained adoption of healthier eating habits. 
  4. Articulate the critical role of physical activity in disease management. 
  5. Create tailored exercise regimens considering patient-specific needs and conditions. 
  6. Facilitate patients in incorporating physical activity seamlessly into their daily routines. 

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