Explores the fundamentals of nutritional medicine, emphasising holistic and evidence-based approaches to supporting health and wellbeing. Food and nutrients are examined via a social, ecological, biological and therapeutic lens to establish foundation knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary nutritional medicine practice. Students learn about macro- and micro-nutrients, including optimal dietary sources, recommended intakes, biochemical functions, and physiological roles in health and disease. Students also apply knowledge and skills by undertaking a dietary analysis and developing an evidence-based healthy diet plan.
- Food and nutrition fundamentals
- Energy balance and systems-based overview of nutrients part A
- Systems-based overview of nutrients part B
- Systems-based overview of nutrients part C
- Foundations of dietary analysis and planning
- Contemporary issues in nutrition
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||illustrate relationships between food, nutrition and the socio-ecological environment|
|2||recognise dietary guidelines, nutritional classifications, dietary sources of nutrients/energy, nutritional biochemistry and their roles in health and disease|
|3||implement a dietary analysis and devise an evidence-based healthy diet plan|
|4||apply knowledge of contemporary issues in nutrition to healthy eating|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- illustrate relationships between food, nutrition and the socio-ecological environment
- recognise dietary guidelines, nutritional classifications, dietary sources of nutrients/energy, nutritional biochemistry and their roles in health and disease
- implement a dietary analysis and devise an evidence-based healthy diet plan
- apply knowledge of contemporary issues in nutrition to healthy eating
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Foodzone. (2022). Nutrition Experts. https://foodzone.io/
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- Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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