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This unit is designed to provide you with an overview of the nutrient needs of individuals for each of the major stages through the life cycle. 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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
Unit code CXA209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Katherine Kent

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




CXA108 or CXA208


Teaching Pattern

Face-to-face, 2 hours lectures weekly, 2 hours tutorial/practical weekly (13 weeks).


1,500 word critical review (15%), 3,000 word dietary analysis report (35%), 2 hour final examination (50%)

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