Courses & Units

Nutrition and Disease CXA385




CXA385 Nutrition and Disease is designed to provide you with an increased understanding of metabolism in the human body and the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in both health and under physiological stress of disease. The unit will cover a range of nutritional problems in the population, including changing nutritional requirements over the lifespan, and the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of many common chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers and dementia.


Unit name Nutrition and Disease
Unit code CXA385
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Dr Matt Sharman

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010913

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Teaching Pattern

Face-to-face 2 hour lecture weekly (13 weeks), 4 x 2-3 hour practical sessions


1000 word critical review assignment (15%), mid semester test (10%), 1500 word dietary analysis assignment (20%), on-line quiz (5%), 2 hour final examination (50%).

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