LIFESPAN NUTRITION

DTN3LSP

2021

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, requirements, and habits/practices/behaviours.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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: HMDP, HBHNHK; OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHSDP, HZNDP and must pass 240 credit points; OR must be admitted in HBHN and must pass DTN2PNU and (DTN3NDS or HBS2HPB); all other students require subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsDTN401 OR DTN4LPN OR DTN307

Equivalent subjectsDTN4LPN

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HMDP, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHN or HBHNHK for whom DTN3LSP is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Food & Nutrition Throughout Life

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCroxford, S. et al.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAllen & Unwin, AUS

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Nutrition through the Life Cycle

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrown, J.E. et al.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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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. Analyse, and critically review the physiological differences / changes occurring during different stages of the life span.
02. Analyse and critically review the nutritional requirements of pregnant & lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults & older persons.
03. Analyse and critically review the dietary/nutritional issues and habits and behaviours of particular relevance to each life stage group.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200-word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 1-hour end of semester written examination (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Nutrition education resource assessment (700-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Abstract assessment (900-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3