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CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition is designed to provide you with extended knowledge by investigating current developments in the knowledge base for nutrition science and extending upon the information that you have acquired throughout your degree. The unit is designed around a focus on independent student learning to assist with the scaffolding of new content knowledge, both in collaborative and individual settings. Several important areas surrounding the role of nutrition in both contributing to, and in the prevention of the most common chronic diseases will be investigated. This will include analysing current scientific literature and discussing the evidence-base for these areas in the context of current dietary guidelines and guidelines for several chronic diseases.

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced Concepts in Nutrition
Unit code CXA324
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Matt Sharman (Coordinator), SHS staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1x 120mins lecture weekly, 1 x 120mins tutorial weekly


3,000 written assignment (30%), mid-semester test (30%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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