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Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Dietetics and Nutrition

Executive Certificate in Foundational Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition

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3 months
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Deadline on 01 Sep 2022 (Thu)
2975 5881
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Individuals with different genetic make-up can respond differently towards the same food. Nutrigenomics is the science to understand how nutrients interact with human genes, with the ultimate goal of providing personalised nutrition advice according to one’s own genes.
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of genetics and the cutting-edge technologies applied in nutrigenomics that are useful for interpretation of the test results in relation to personalised nutrition. 


Related Seminar (19 Dec 2020) :

Diet by DNA: Is the best way to eat written in your genes?


Our bodies need to be able to absorb the right amount of different food components, store them in the right places, and use them at the right time. All of this is controlled by our genes. A person's genes therefore affect what happens to the food that is eaten. As a result, two different people can eat the same food, but it has different effects on them. Nutrigenomics is a relatively new field of science that studies how our food and our genes interact and Nutrigenomics companies that use genetic data to create diets are becoming more popular. This talk will provide an overview of the topic as a precursor of the course: Executive Certificate in Foundational Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition.

Programme Outline

  • Introduction to Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics 
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Genetic variation in
    1. Weight Management
    2. Nutrient Metabolism
    3. Eating Habits
    4. Cardiometabolic Health
    5. Food Intolerances
    6. Fitness and Physical Activity
  • Microbiome and Personalised Nutrition
  • Analysis and Discussion of Key Nutrigenetics Papers
  • Data Interpretation and Ethical Consideration of genetic tests

- A HKU SPACE Executive Certificate in Foundational Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition will be awarded to successful candidates.

-By attending the course, Hong Kong Dietitians Association (HKDA) members will be awarded 10 core points.

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Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm; occasionally some Saturday afternoons
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (usually Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Admiralty)

Applicants shall hold:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Biology, Nutrition and related areas* awarded by a recognised university; or
  2. An Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma in Biology, Nutrition and related areas* or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience.

All applicants are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, such as

  1. HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E or English Language (Syllabus A) at Grade C or English Language (in or after 2007) at Level 2; or
  2. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2; or
  3. Equivalent qualifications

Remarks: * Degree / Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$5880

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.