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Nutrition and Disease (8255.2)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Syllabus

This unit examines the role of nutrition in the aetiology of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity, cancer, dental caries and osteoporosis. The methodology used to determine the link between diet, nutrition and health will be introduced. Strategies for the dietary prevention of chronic disease will be explored.

This unit is co-taught with unit Nutrition and Disease G.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the relationship between diet and nutrition and specific diseases;

2. Describe how evidence for the relationship between diet, nutrition and disease is obtained and prioritised; and

3. Translate knowledge of the relationship between diet and disease into prevention strategies for specific diseases.

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Contact Hours

Four hours per week.

Prerequisites

9280 Introductory Nutrition

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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