Courses & Units

Nutrition and Disease CXA385


CXA385 Nutrition and Disease is designed to provide you with an increased understanding of the role of dietary patterns and dietary components in the prevention of diet-related chronic conditions. Concepts in the regulation of metabolism, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, hypertension, cancers, and dementia will be covered in the unit. The focus will be on the practical role of nutrition in the prevention of these diet-related chronic conditions. This will provide you with practical skills for the use of diet and dietary patterns in the prevention of many chronic diseases prevalent in our society today.


Unit name Nutrition and Disease
Unit code CXA385
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Matt Sharman
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role of nutrition in the prevention of diet-related chronic diseases.
  • Analyse nutrition research literature and guidelines, and design recommendations for practical chronic disease prevention.
  • Communicate information on diet and chronic disease prevention to professional and non-professional audiences.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010913 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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CXA108 Human Nutrition


Teaching Pattern

Workshop – 3 hours (7 weeks), Independent Learning 2 hours (weekly)

AssessmentCritical Review (30%)|Test or Quiz (30%)|Case Study (40%)
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Judith E Brown, 2017. Nutrition Now, 8th Edition. Cengage Learning.
You are encouraged to purchase this book, but it is not essential. Lecture content will be based on this text, and supplemented with additional material, particularly scientific journal articles during the semester.


Sareen Gropper, Jack Smith, Timothy Carr, 2018. Advanced nutrition and human metabolism, 7th Edition. Cengage Learning.
eChapters for all these text books available from Cengage Learning.

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