Course Description

Registered Associate Nutritionist

Kris Kasperkiewicz

Kris has a passion for health and fitness. Since graduating with a degree in biology, he has followed a varied course, including qualifying as a gym instructor and personal trainer, a cycling coach, and, following completion of his Masters degree in Human  Nutrition, is now a registered associate nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. He has also had a strong interest in food and cooking and is a qualified chef.He is passionate about helping educate people on following healthy lifestyles, including the social and mental aspects of wellbeing as well as the physical.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Course syllabus

    • Course Overview

  • 2

    NS01 Introduction to Neuroscience - Part A

    • NS01A - Learning Objectives

    • NS01 What is Neuroscience

    • NS01A - The Nervous System

    • NS01A - The Brain.pdf

    • NS01A - The Limbic system

    • NS01A Limbic system quiz

    • NS01A - Useful Resources

    • NS01A-1 - Assignment

    • NS01A-2 - Assignment

    • NS01A-3 - Assignment

  • 3

    NS01 Introduction to Neuroscience - Part B

    • NS01B - Learning Objectives

    • NS01B - Brain development facts

    • NS01B - Brain development during pregnancy

    • NS01B - Effect of preterm birth on the developing brain

    • NS01B - Brain development in the early years

    • NS01B - Plasticity

    • NS01B - Factors affecting brain development

    • NS01B - Summary

    • NS01B - Useful links

    • NS01B1 - Assignment

    • NS01B2 - Assignment (reading only)

  • 4

    NS02 Neural Physiology - Part A

    • NS02A Learning Objectives

    • NS02A The Nervous System

    • NS02A Neurons

    • NS02A Categories of Neurons

    • NS02A How Neurons Work

    • NS02A Neuronal Variation

    • NS02A Summary

    • NS02A-1 Assignment

    • NS02A-2 Assignment

  • 5

    NS02 Neural Physiology - Part B

    • NS02B Learning objectives

    • NS02B The Synapse

    • NS02B How the synapse works

    • NS02B Synaptogenesis

    • NS02B Plasticity and pruning

    • NS02B Under pruning and over pruning

    • NS02B Summary

    • NS02B Assignment

  • 6

    NS03 The Social Brain

    • NS03 Learning Objectives

    • NS03 The Social Brain

    • NS03 The Mirror Neuron System

    • NS03 Functions of the Mirror Neuron System

    • NS03 Theory of Mind

    • NS03 Development of Theory of Mind

    • NS03 Empathy

    • NS03 Language

    • NS03 Relationships

    • NS03 Summary

    • NS03 Assignment

  • 7

    Unit 2

    • Welcome to Unit 2

  • 8

    NS04 Child regulation

    • NS04-A Learning objectives

    • NS04A Learning objectives: Self-Regulation

    • NS04A Why is self-regulation imprortant

    • NS04A Self-regulation activity

    • NS04A The five domains

    • NS04A Stressors

    • NS04A Self-regulation and Early Years Practitioner

    • NS04A Assignment 1

    • NS04A Assignment 2

    • NS04A - Useful Resources

    • NS04-B Co-Regulation Learning Objectives

    • NS04-B What is co-regulation

    • NS04-B Attachment theory

    • NS04-B Effective co-regulation

    • NS04-B Co-Regulation in practice

    • NS04-B Impact on limbic system

    • NS04-B Co-regulation strategies

    • NS04-B Summary

    • NS04B Assignment

    • NS04B - Useful Resources

  • 9

    NS05 Special Educational Needs

    • NS05 Learning Objectives

    • NS05 Definitions

    • NS05 Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

    • NS05 Guidance

    • NS05 Common Disorders

    • NS05 Role of the Early Years Practitioner

    • NS05 Speech and Language Delay

    • NS05 Summary

    • NS05 Assignment

    • NS05 - Useful Resources

  • 10

    NS06 Nurturing Positive Behaviour

    • NS06A Learning Objectives

    • NS06A What Is Stress

    • NS06A Causes and Signs of Stress

    • NS06A Effects of Stress

    • NS06A Types of Stress

    • NS06A Impact on Development

    • NS06A Coping Strategies

    • NS06A Summary

    • NS06A Assignment

    • NS06A - Useful Resources

    • NS06B Learning Objectives

    • NS06B Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • NS06B CDC Kaiser Study

    • NS06B Identifying ACEs

    • NS06B ACE impact

    • NS06B Safeguarding

    • NS06B Strategies

    • NS06B Summary

    • NS06B Assignment 1

    • NS06B Assignment 2

    • NS06B - Useful Resources

    • NS06C Learning Objectives

    • NS06C What is Behaviour

    • NS06C Supporting Behaviour

    • NS06C Approaches to Managing Behaviour

    • NS06C Emotion Coaching

    • NS06C Summary

    • NS06C Assignment