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Nutritional Science G (8258.3)

Level: Graduate 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 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 8257 Nutritional Science.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Analyse 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. Appraise and select nutrition evidence;

4. Transmit evidence-based nutrition concepts to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week

Prerequisites

Permission of unit convener.

Corequisites

Admission to courses: Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition; Master of Nutrition; Master of Nutrition and Dietetics; Master of Pharmacy; Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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