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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- 31 Aug 2020
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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 cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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)
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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%)
Textbook information is pending.