Subject details

Upon the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of key concepts and potential applications in the field of nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition.
  2. Investigate contemporary and emerging topics in nutritional science, and critically reflect upon their role in health management.
  3. Evaluate and critique nutritional messages in various forms of media communication to identify communication bias and develop skills in objective health communications.
    • Nutrigenomics
    • Gut microbiome
    • Dietary trends
    • Nutrition in the Media
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

LTU-HBS202-Advanced Systems Physiology A
and
LTU-DTN201-Nutrition Fundamentals
and
LTU-HEA201-Integrating Evidence into Practice

Special requirements

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    This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

In this subject students will build on knowledge gained in first and second year nutrition subjects, it discusses advanced topics in nutritional sciences focussing on the most recent nutrition research and current topics in the media as well as emerging nutrition related issues. Includes nutrition's impact on health, chronic disease prevention and management.

  • 1hr Mastery Quiz (25%)
  • 30 min Mastery Quiz (15%)
  • 5 min multimedia presentation (10%)
  • Final Portfolio task (2000 words equivalent) (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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