Diet Disease Relationships
Study the relationship between diet, health and disease. Analyse why food low in nutrition causes health conditions and reduces energy and performance. Discover how bacteria in food spreads, and find ways to prevent and manage diet related disease.
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- 28 Aug 2023
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- Apply critical thinking to identify foods/nutrients that may be protective in managing and/or preventing disease and explain the proposed mechanisms and evidence.
- Critically review the role of nutrition in the aetiology of given diseases to identify population groups at increased or reduced risk and explain the associated epidemiological evidence and pathophysiology.
- Critically appraise a scientific paper examining the role of nutritional factors in the aetiology of a disease.
- • Introduction to nutritional epidemiology and microbiology.
- • Modes of transmission.
- • Microorganisms and disease.
- • E. coli and salmonella.
- • Clostridium difficile, perfringens and listeria.
- • Fungi.
- • Obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- • Lipids and CVD 1.
- • Lipids and CVD 2.
- • Diabetes.
- • Nutrigenomics.
- • Asthma and lung disease.
- • Osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed DTN3NDS (Nutrition and Disease) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Other requirements - This subject is available through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the course is restricted for enrolment. Single subject enrolments for restricted subjects are not available at OUA, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/apply/pathways/single-subject-entry for further information. Students who successfully complete two from the four open enrolment subjects (HBS101, DTN101, CHM101, PHE102) may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition to be eligible to enrol in all other non-open access subjects offered in the degree.
In this subject, you will develop an understanding of the relationships between nutrition and disease. You will explore key diseases in which nutritional factors have a role in the aetiology (as a platform for future studies in the prevention and management of nutrition-related diseases). You will consolidate skills in critical appraisal of the scientific literature in relation to the pathophysiology of nutrition-related disease.
Please note: This subject was previously known as Nutrition and Disease.
- One 600-word individual written assignment.This is an early assessment piece that will occur within the first three weeks of the teaching period. (25%)
- One 1,200 word individual critical appraisal assignment (35%)
- 2 x 40-minute online quizzes each worth 20% (40%)
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