HSN301 - Diet and Disease
|Year:||2019 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Sze Yen Tan
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Katie Lacy
HSN201 or HSN211
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.
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 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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