Diet Disease Relationships
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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 difficult, Perfringans and Listeria
- Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
- Lipids and CVD 1
- Lipids and CVD 2
- 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)
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situation you will be permitted to enrol in this subject, however you should withdraw your enrolment, or it will be withdrawn on your behalf, if you are unsuccessful in passing the prerequisite subject once results are released.
- Other requirements - This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.
Please note: this subject was previously known as Nutrition and Disease.
In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the relationships between nutrition and disease. Students 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). Students will consolidate skills in critical appraisal of the scientific literature in relation to the pathophysiology of nutrition-related disease.
- 3 x 40 minute quizzes (650 words equivalent each, 1950 words total) (45%)
- One 600 word individual written assignment (20%)
- One 1,200-word individual written assignment. (35%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21