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Nutritional Science (8257.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Winter Term, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189627) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189165) - View
  • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180628) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179917) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164541) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164041) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152356) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152356) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154570) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141074) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (146166) - View

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Syllabus

This unit extends understanding of the physiological function of nutrients with a focus on micronutrients and other food components. Methods for assessing the food and nutrient intake of groups are examined. Advanced application of tools such as Nutrient Reference Values and biomarkers is explained. Fortification of the food supply and interactions between drugs and nutrients are explored.

This unit is co-taught with unit 8258 Nutritional Science G.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Explain the physiological function, food sources and requirements of specified nutrients;

2. Examine and effectively employ methods to assess food and nutrient intake of groups;

3. Select, appraise and describe nutrition evidence to support and explain decision-making;

4. Explain interactions between nutrients, food components and drugs; and

5. Transmit evidence-based nutrition concepts to non-specialist audiences.

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.

Prerequisites

9280 Introductory Nutrition OR
6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology

Students in the Bachelor of Public Health may enrol in this unit without these pre-requisites.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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