NUTRITION THROUGHOUT LIFE

DTN307

2020

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 and foetal development, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing. 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 in depth understanding of human nutritional needs, and habits/practices/behaviours.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Andrews

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

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, DTN3LSP,

Equivalent subjects DTN401

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.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFood and Nutrition throughout LifePrescribedCroxford, S. et al. 2015Allen & Unwin, Crow's Nest, Sydney
ReadingsNutrition through the life cycleRecommendedBrown, J.E. 7th edition, 2016Cengage Learning.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

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

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

03. Analyse and critically review the dietary/nutritional issues and habits and behaviours of particular relevance to each life stage group.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Andrews

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 36 - 48
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word assignment30 01, 02, 03
Three 45-minute quizzes60 01, 02, 03
One 500-word formative assessment10 02

Online, 2020, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Andrews

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word assignment30 01, 02, 03
Three 45-minute quizzes60 01, 02, 03
One 500-word formative assessment10 02