LIFESPAN NUTRITION

DTN4LPN

2016

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-ordinatorJessica Radcliffe

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 subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Learning resources

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, 2016, Week 37-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJessica Radcliffe

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 37 - 52
Six 1.0 days block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Total hours 32; 6 days for 5 hours plus two additional hours"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 37 - 52
Eight 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 52 and delivered via online.
"16 hours 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, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Room capacity Subject will only be available to students enrolled in course codes: HBHN, HZHSDP or HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator, once quota is reached no additional students will be allowed to enrol in the subject.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJessica Radcliffe

Class requirements

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)."

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.

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