Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Studies clinical 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 and biochemistry and food science.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition principles and their application to disease prevention and management.

2. Interpret and translate scientific knowledge and principles related to nutrition into practical information.

3. Demonstrate a knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations associated with nutrition related diseases and conditions.

4. Collect, organise and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of individuals.


  1. Gastroenterology
  2. Oncology
  3. Nutrition Support in critical illness
  4. Genetic Metabolic Disorders
  5. Renal Disease
  6. Pulmonary Disease
  7. Rheumatic Disease
  8. Food sensitivity
  9. Eating Disorders

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) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of HUBS2503, NUDI3220 and NUDI3240

Assumed knowledge

NUDI2200 Nutrition 2 NUDI3240 Dietetic Practice HUBS2505 Human Pathophysiology

Assessment items

Quiz: Class quiz

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory assignments (2)

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

Professional Task: Compulsory Practical Placement *

* 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:

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • 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 13 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 13

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.