This unit is designed to provide you with an overview of the nutrient needs of individuals for each of the major stages through the lifecycle. By examining the recommended dietary intakes for each stage, common nutritional problems will be explored. Starting from preconception progressing throughout life, with an emphasis on nutrition requirements for normal growth and development, and on the consequences of under and over nutrition. The role of nutrition in the context of the normal physiologic changes that occur with aging will also be examined.
|Unit name||Nutrition Through the Lifecycle|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Simone Lee|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Examine the particular nutritional needs of women during pregnancy and lactation.
- Outline the specific nutritional needs of infants during the first twelve months of life and relate a knowledge of the physical, psychological and social stages of development to the nutritional requirements of the average child.
- Apply a knowledge of the recommended dietary intakes for adolescents and adults to the psychological/sociological contexts in which food is selected and eaten.
- Evaluate the most recent information about the nutritional need of older adults within the context of extended lifespans.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesCXA108 or CXA208
One 2-hour tutorial per week (11 weeks)
|Assessment||Examination (50%)|Dietary Analysis (35%)|Literature Review (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text:
Itsiopoulos C, Belski R, Thodis A, Shepherd S, Forsyth A and Tierney A. 2015. Food and Nutrition Throughout Life. Allen & Unwin.
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