HSN301 - Diet and Disease
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Lisa Newman
HSN201 or HSN211
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 2 hours of classes per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are 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 (1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%