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Nutrition Throughout Life

Undergraduate | LTU-DTN307 | 2024

Previously LTU-DTN401

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.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Nutrition Throughout Life

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Appraise and critically review the physiological differences / changes occurring during different stages of the life span.
    2. Analyse and critically review the nutritional requirements for preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infants, children, adolescents, adults & older persons.
    3. Evaluate and critically review the dietary/nutritional issues and habits and behaviours of particular relevance to each life stage group.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-HUN-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Prior study

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:

and one of

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).

Equivalent subjects

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 (Not currently available)


Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: HBFN
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed DTN4LPN (Lifespan Nutrition), or DTN3LSP (Lifespan Nutrition) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - Nutritional analysis software - Xyris's FoodWorks
  • Other requirements - A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

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