Subject details

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

  1. analyse, and critically review the physiological differences/ changes occurring during different stages of the life span.

  2. analyse and critically review the nutritional requirements of pregnant & lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults & older persons.

  3. 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

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

LTU-DTN301-Diet Disease Relationships
LTU-DTN201-Nutrition Fundamentals

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.

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.

  • 1500 word assignment (30%)
  • 3 x 45 minute quizzes (60%)
  • 500 word formative assessment (10%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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