HSN301 - Diet and Disease

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Sze Yen Tan

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Katie Lacy

Prerequisite:

HSN201 or HSN211

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HSN703
Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) students: 9 x 2 hour classes per trimester, 2 x 2 hour online recorded classes per trimester and 6 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester.

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 9 x 2 hour online recorded classes per trimester, 2 x 2 hour classes per trimester and 6 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour online recorded classes per week and 6 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.

Cloud (online) students: 1 x 2 hour online recorded classes per week and 6 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester.

Seminar attendance is not a hurdle requirement but attendance is strongly recommended.

Recorded Burwood (Melbourne) classes will be available to all students via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit concentrates on major nutrition-related components of the major non-communicable diseases that affect the health of developed nations. Topics include: the metabolic syndrome, obesity (regulation of energy balance, health consequences, best practice dietary interventions); cardiovascular disease (atheroma pathophysiology, lipoprotein metabolism, dietary management); type 2 diabetes (T2D) (the role of diet and physiological mechanisms in the pathogenesis and treatment of T2D); nutrient-gene interactions (epigenetic methylation, histone modifications and single nucleotide polymorphisms); mental health (role of nutrients in the brain and effect on several significant mental health pathologies) and cancer (dietary components as indicators, promoters or protective agents).

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

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