LIFESPAN NUTRITION

DTN4LPN

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-ordinatorHannah Mayr

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMDP- Master of Dietetics Practice OR must be enrolled in one of: HZHSDP- Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Dietetic Practice or HZNDP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Dietetic Practice AND must pass 240 credit points. OR must be enrolled in HBHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition AND must pass DTN2PNU and (DTN3NDS or HBS2PTB). OR must be enrolled in HBHNHK - Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Hong Kong). All other students require subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN401

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in course codes: HBHN, HZHSDP or HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFood & Nutrition Throughout the LifecyclePrescribedCroxford, S. et al. (2015)Allen & Unwin
ReadingsNutrition through the Life CycleRecommendedBrown, J.E. et al. (2011)WADSWORTH Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical classes and workshops

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

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical classes 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:
Interactive lectures, practical classes and workshops

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

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical classes and workshops

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Hong Kong, 2018, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Stirling

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 52
One 18.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 37 - 52
One 8.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 37 - 52
One 9.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 52
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04
one 300-word formative assessment15 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Quota due to limited room capacity. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in HMDP, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHN or HBHNHK for whom DTN4LPN is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Mayr

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete six 2-hour laboratory class per semester (12 hours total) and six 2-hour workshops per semester (12 hours total)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word assignment35 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04
one 300-word formative assessment15 02