Undergraduate | USA-BIOL2060 | 2024
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 1 Apr 2024,
- 16 Sept 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the nutritional requirements across the lifespan.
- Identify and explain the physiological changes across the lifespan and the underlying nutritional requirements for optimal growth and development.
- Describe the role of genetic, environmental, and sociocultural influences on weight management.
- Apply evidence-based diet and exercise principles to design plans for healthy eating and weight loss in adults with consideration of external influences on weight management using case studies.
- Preconception and energy balance basics
- Pregnancy and early origins of adult disease
- Lactation and infancy up to 12 months
- Children and adolescents
- Adulthood and aetiology of obesity
- Management of obesity – lifestyle interventions
- Management of obesity – intensive interventions
- Impact of weight on health
- Nutrition and chronic disease
Discover how physiology changes across the lifespan as well as how these changes impact our energy and nutrient needs. Each week, there is a new topic that reflects a different stage of the lifespan from pre-conception to older adults. You’ll unpack and discuss factors that contribute to our dietary intake. In doing so, you’ll assess the relationships between over- and under-nutrition and the development of chronic diseases, particularly in the area of weight management.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Nutrition and Exercise degree. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from HLTH 2036, HLTH 2035 or equivalent will support your success.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Portfolio (60%)
- Assignment (40%)
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