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Diet related chronic disease (6 points)


Leader: Ms Judy Tweedie (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: In this subject the student will gain an integrated understanding of the role of diet in the aetiology, prevention and management of the major life style related diseases in Australia. The subject encompasses the roles of energy intake, dietary composition, body fat distribution, and the roles of antioxidants in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium in hypertension and the risk factors for cancer. Preventive strategies using a population, community and individual approach will be learned and discussed for effectiveness. Evidence based epidemiology will be critically examined to more fully understand the current treatment modalities.

Assessment: Examination: 40% + Essay: 25% + Class presentation: 5% + Tutorials/case studies: 30%

Contact Hours: Weeks 1-6: 4 hrs lectures and case based learning , 8 hours self directed study

Prerequisites: Completion of 2 units in semester 1 of Year 3, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, plus enrolment in BND3082

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