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HSN301 - Diet and Disease

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

Phillip Parker

Prerequisite:HSN201
Incompatible with: HSN703
Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week.
Warrnambool students: 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Seminar attendance is not a hurdle requirement but attendance is strongly recommended.
Recorded Burwood (Melbourne) classes will be available to all students via D2L

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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 (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%

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