DIET DISEASE RELATIONSHIPS

DTN301

2021

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 consolidate skills in critical appraisal of the scientific literature in relation to the pathophysiology of nutrition-related disease.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJessica Biesiekierski

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsDTN3NDS

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance. A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding nutrition: Australian and New Zealand

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWhitney, E, Rolfes, S R, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A

Year2017

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherCengage

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply critical thinking to identify foods/nutrients that may be protective in managing and/or preventing disease and explain the proposed mechanisms and evidence
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.
03. Critically appraise a scientific paper examining the role of nutritional factors in the aetiology of a disease.

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Four 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous live sessions

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online asynchronous learning activities and facilitator led discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word individual written assignment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO3

One 600 word individual written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Three 40-minute quizzes (650 words equivalent each, 1950 words total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnj Reddy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 36 - 48
Four 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous live sessions

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
Twelve 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online asynchronous learning activities and facilitator led discussions

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,200-word individual written assignment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO3

One 600 word individual written assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Three 40-minute quizzes (650 words equivalent each, 1950 words total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2