NUTRITION AND DISEASE

DTN301

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the relationships between nutrition and disease. Students will explore key diseases in which nutritional factors have a role in the aetiology (as a platform for future studies in the prevention and management of nutrition-related diseases). Students will be introduced to food microbiology, and will gain an understanding of food and water-borne illnesses caused by microbial contamination. Students will consolidate skills in critical appraisal of the scientific literature in relation to the pathophysiology of nutrition-related disease.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN3NDS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students who wish to undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment, may do so with subject coordinator approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse results for the likely source of contamination in a given case of food or water-borne disease and synthesise strategies capable of prevention.

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical classes and practical reports.

02. Critically review the role of nutrition in the aetiology of given diseases to identify population groups at increased or reduced risk, and explain the associated epidemiological evidence and pathophysiology.

Activities:
Interactive lectures, tutorial-based dicussions.

03. Critically appraise a scientific paper examining the role of nutritional factors in the aetiology of a disease.

Activities:
Tutorial-based dicussions and written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJessica Radcliffe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,200-word individual written assignment.25 03
Group Practical report 1,500-1,900 words (individual student contribution of 700-800 words).15 01
Three 45-minute quizzes.60 01, 02

Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan McLeod

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 48
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 36 - 48
Six 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,200-word individual written assignment.25 03
Group Practical report 1,500-1,900 words (individual student contribution of 700-800 words).15 01
Three 45-minute quizzes.60 01, 02