Nutrition in Health and Disease

Course code FSHN3020Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

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.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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
- 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
Replacing Course(s)This is a new course to be offered from 2003 on the Ourimbah Campus.
TransitionNo transition arrangements are necessary.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBIOL2011
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Mid Semester Exam
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation
Quiz - Tutorial
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FSHN3020