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Nutrition across the lifespan (6 points)


Leader: Ms Judy Tweedie (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Students will gain a basic understanding of the nutritional requirements of normal healthy people over the entire lifespan incorporating the special needs of pregnancy, lactation, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, menopause and old age. The unit will develop an awareness of the range and diversity of normal food intake and eating behaviours at different life stages. Students will learn the principles of nutrition assessment for different age groups, gain an understanding of the different nutrient requirements over the life cycle and learn how the dietary recommendations for nutrient intakes are derived and applied to different populations.

Assessment: Examination: 40% + Tutorial discussion and presentation: 20% + Essay: 20% + Practical reports: 20%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (lectures and tutorials)

Prerequisites: Completion of Year 2 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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