Nutrition in Health and Disease

Description

Provides a detailed view of the relationship between diet, nutrition and disease. The course will cover the methodology used to determine dietary, nutritional and health status and how evidence is gathered to determine the links between diet, nutrition and health. The relationship between diet and nutrition and the prevention and management of specific diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders and osteoporosis will be covered in depth.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply dietary, energy and physical assessment methodologies

2. Understand how evidence for the relationship between diet, nutrition and disease is obtained

3. Understand the role of genetics in diet-related diseases and disease susceptibility

4. Understand the relationship of diet and nutrition to specific diseases

5. Apply their knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of specific diseases

Content

Methodology

  • Dietary Assessment
  • Nutritional Status Assessment
  • Health Status Assessment

Evidence for relationship between Diet, Nutrition and Disease

  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Analysis, Presentation and Interpretation of Dietary Data
  • Nutrition Intervention
  • Maternal Health During Pregnancy

Genetic Influence on Nutritional Health

  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Genetics and Obesity
  • Genetics and Cancer

The Role of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention and Management of Disease

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Other Major Disease including Renal Disease, Osteoporosis and Food Allergies

Assumed Knowledge

BIOL2011 FSHN2010 FSHN2020 FHSN2030

Assessment Items

Quiz: In-Class and Online Quizzes

Presentation: Presentation Individual (Oral ) on Literature Review Topic

Formal Examination: Mid Semester and Formal Examinations

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term