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, 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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Matt Sharman|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Acquire detailed knowledge of the nutritional requirements for, and fates of the major macro and micro nutrients and the roles of these nutrients in chronic disease.
- Develop applied skills relevant to the area of nutrition including ability to calculate ideal body weight, find and interpret up to date research on nutrition, and analyse the diet of and provide appropriate dietary recommendations to a wide range of individuals.
- Communicate appropriate knowledge and practical recommendations using terminology appropriate to academic staff, peers and case study clients.
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PrerequisitesCXA108 Human Nutrition
Practical – 3 hours (4 weeks)
|Assessment||Mid-semester Test (15%)|Examination (50%)|Critical Review (15%)|Case Study (20%)|
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Judith E Brown, 2017. Nutrition Now, 8th Edition. Cengage Learning.
Sareen Gropper, Jack Smith, Timothy Carr, 2018. Advanced nutrition and human metabolism, 7th Edition. Cengage Learning.
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