Nutrition 2

Course code NUDI2200Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Provides an introduction to the study of essential macronutrients and micronutrients with reference to the Australian diet. The course explores the specific nutritional requirements and nutrition related problems at all stages of the life cycle.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition principles and their application to nutritional requirements and Nutrient Reference Values, including issues of deficiency and toxicity, biochemical processes and nutrient interactions
2. Describe the dietary sources, functions and bioavailability of key nutrients in absorption, metabolism, and assimilation
3. Identify vulnerable individual and at-nutritional risk groups according to lifecycle stage
4. Critically evaluate current issues and topics in nutrition science as a basis for developing interventions
5. Collect, analyse and assess food intake data
Content1. Energy and macronutrients: biochemistry, metabolism, dietary sources and measurement
2. Micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, trace-elements: biochemical functions and dietary sources
3. Nutritional reference values in adults, older adults, pregnancy and lactation, infants and childhood, adolescents
4. Nutritional issues in minority groups in Australia
5. Special topics: nutritional genomics, dietary supplements and non-nutrient compounds
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHLSC1200 Nutrition 1
HLSC100 Introduction to Health Sciences
CHEM1010 Introductory Chemistry 1
CHEM1020 Introductory Chemistry 2
NUDI2220 Food Science 2
HUBS2505 Human Pathophysiology

Concurrent assumed knowledge: HUBS2205 Human Molecular Science
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 1.
1000-1500 word limit
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 2.
1000-1500 word limit.
Examination: FormalExamination: Formal.
Examination is ESSENTIAL criterion.
Other: (please specify)Essential skills - A pass in the written examination is an ESSENTIAL criterion to pass this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentHLSC1200
must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HUBS2205
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI2200