NUTRITION THROUGHOUT LIFE

DTN401

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop an understanding of nutrition requirements and physiological changes across the lifespan: pre-conception, pregnancy & foetal development, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing as well as special situations including nutrition for sport. Students will also learn about food and nutrition dietary patterns across the different life stages. Students will be able to combine prior nutritional and biosciences knowledge and skills with the new material to gain a more indepth understanding of human nutritional needs, requirements and habits.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and have passed DTN201 and DTN301 or equivalent.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN4LPN

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and compare and contrast the physiological differences/changes occurring during different stages of the life span.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

02. Analyse and compare and contrast the nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older persons.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

03. Analyse and compare and contrast the nutritional issues and habits of particular relevance and particular risk behaviours of each age group.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

04. Synthesize knowledge of physiology, nutritional requirements and issues and behaviours across the lifespan and apply this knowledge to individuals.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 35 - 47
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 35 - 47
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
three 45-minute quizzes60 01, 02, 03, 04
one 500-word formative assessment10 02, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 21
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 09 - 21
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
three 45-minute quizzes60 01, 02, 03, 04
one 500-word formative assessment10 02, 04