ADVANCES IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE AND NUTRIGENOMICS

DTN309

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on knowledge gained in first and second year nutrition subjects, it discusses advanced topics in nutritional sciences focussing on the most recent nutrition research and current topics in the media as well as emerging nutrition related issues. Includes nutrition's impact on health, chronic disease prevention and management as well as a detailed focus on Nutrigenomics.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Stirling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA and must have passed DTN201 and HEA201 and HBS202.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN3ANS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period. In this subject you will be required to complete cooking and food science practicals/ assessment tasks in your own kitchen or one you arrange to access. You will need to purchase ingredients and have access to standard kitchen equipment including a digital thermometer and digital scales. Cooking or handling foods from across all food groups (including red meat, eggs and milk) is part of the required coursework. Sensory analysis requiring the tasting of food, is at your discretion to accommodate special dietary requirements. Students should direct any questions to the Course Coordinators prior to enrolment.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand, describe and evaluate the field of Nutrigenomics and its potential applications in nutrition

Activities:
Interactive lectures and online modules

02. Critically appraise a range of recent scientific findings focussing on the role of nutritional factors in health and/or disease management and/or prevention.

Activities:
Interactive lectures and online modules

03. Explore and critique current nutritional messages in the media.

Activities:
Students will be provided with media stories to assess.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Stirling

Class requirements

Practical Week: 22 - 34
Twelve 1.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"To be completed by the student at home"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word assignment35 02, 03
Two x 1 hour mastery quizzes (2000 words equivalent total)50 01, 02
One 5-minute multimedia presentation (interview) (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 03

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Stirling

Class requirements

Practical Week: 48
Twelve 1.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"To be completed by the student at home"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 48
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word assignment35 02, 03
Two x 1 hour mastery quizzes (2000 words equivalent total)50 01, 02
One 5-minute multimedia presentation (interview) (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 03