HSN703 - Diet and Disease
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: 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 1 (1000 words) 15%
Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (1500 words) 25%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 60%