Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Examines nutrition as it relates to the prevention and treatment of disease. The course deals with the nutritional aspects of diseases and clinical disorders by integrating students' existing knowledge of physiology, biochemistry and food science.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of nutrition principles and their application to disease prevention and treatment in adults.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of medical and nutritional terminology associated with a variety of nutrition related disease states.

3. Demonstrate principles of nutrition assessment associated with nutrition related diseases and conditions.

4. Organise and assess information related to the health and nutritional status of individuals using the Nutrition Care Process.

5. Demonstrate interpretation of nutrition assessment information for nutrition intervention.


  1. Nutritional Assessment
  2. Nutrition in Obesity
  3. Nutrition in Malnutrition
  4. Cardiovascular disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Nutrition support methods
  7. Introduction to Oncology

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) 12339 program. Students must have successfully completed NUDI2110, NUDI2200, HUBS1403, HUBS2207, HUBS2505, CHEM1010.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Quiz: Class quiz

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory assignments (2)

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks


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

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Not timetabled. Students work through readings at their own time.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

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