NUT305 Nutrition for Disease Prevention (8)

The aim of this subject is to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their understanding of the role of nutrition in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases that are common in developed countries (with particular emphasis on the Australian context). Students will be able to critique the links between current understandings of the role of nutrition in the development of chronic disease and the development and implementation of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. Special consideration will be given to how these programs work in rural, disadvantaged and Indigenous communities.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Assumed Knowledge

Prior to undertaking this subject, students must have a content knowledge equivalent to:

NUT201 Food and Health
NUT220 Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning
BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply knowledge regarding the pathogenesis of food and nutrition related health problems and chronic disease to Australian communities across the lifespan with particular attention given to rural, disadvantaged and Indigenous communities;
  • be able to evaluate how this knowledge underpins the development and implementation of chronic disease prevention and health promotion strategies;
  • be able to analyse the nature of behaviour change of individuals, communities and populations with respect to making changes that address food and nutrition related health problems and chronic disease; and
  • be able to analyse the challenges and opportunities that exist in regard to the ability to implement chronic disease prevention and health promotion strategies particularly in rural, disadvantaged and Indigenous communities.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Role of nutrition in the pathogenesis of chronic disease with modifiable biomedical risk factors such as (but not limited to) obesity, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia
  • Role of nutrition in the pathogenesis of conditions for which poor diet is risk factor such as (but not limited to) ischaemic heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, osteoporosis, colorectal cancer and compromised oral health, for example, dental caries
  • Key influences on food choices (including cultural, political, environmental and social) of individuals in their local environment and how this impacts on behaviour change. This will include consideration of nutrition across the lifespan, with an emphasis on people living in rural, disadvantaged and Indigenous communities
  • Principles of behaviour change at individual, community and population level
  • Current strategies used for chronic disease prevention and health promotion (including general principles for development, implementation and evaluation) at individual, community and population levels

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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