Nutrition Throughout Life
Learn how the human body grows and changes—from the womb through adulthood and during the ageing process. Notice how nutrition, eating patterns and habits affect people’s size, fitness levels, and quality and length of human life.
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- 28 Feb 2022
- 29 Aug 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse, and critically review the physiological differences/ changes occurring during different stages of the life span;
- analyse and critically review the nutritional requirements of pregnant & lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults & older persons;
- analyse and critically review the dietary/nutritional issues and habits and behaviours of particular relevance to each life stage group.
- Preconception Nutrition
- Pregnancy Nutrition
- Lactation Nutrition
- Infant Nutrition
- Toddler Nutrition
- Child Nutrition
- Adolescent Nutrition
- Adult Nutrition 1
- Adult Nutrition 2
- Older Person Nutrition
- Dietary Recommendations Across the Lifespan
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- LTU-DTN401-Nutrition Throughout Life (No longer available)
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.
- Software requirements - Nutritional analysis software - FoodWorks
- Other requirements - This subjects 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. 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.
Please note: this subject was previously known as DTN401 Nutrition Throughout Life.
In this subject, students will develop an understanding of nutrition requirements and physiological changes across the lifespan: pre-conception, pregnancy and foetal development, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and ageing. Students will also learn about food and nutrition dietary patterns across the different life stages. Students will be able to combine prior nutritional and biosciences knowledge and skills with the new material to gain a more in depth understanding of human nutritional needs and habits/practices/behaviours.
- 1200 word assignment (30%)
- 3 x 45 minute quizzes (2250 word equivalence) (60%)
- 300 word formative assessment (10%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Next study term: 27 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
Textbook information is pending.