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HSN743 - Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Caryl Nowson

Corequisite:

HSN701 or HSN201

Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)

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 will provide students with an overview of issues associated with ageing and the critical role of appropriate nutrition in facilitating good health, preventing illness and enhancing quality of life in older Australians. It will explore the concepts underlying the physiological and psychosocial aspects that impact on nutritional requirements and the nutritional status of older people. Students will develop an understanding of barriers and facilitators of achieving optimal nutritional status in older people and the potential of nutritional strategies to improve quality of life and reduce the impact of chronic disease.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Ten cloud (online) quizzes with multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (2000 words) 40%

In order to pass the unit students must attempt at least 8 out of 10 quizzes and achieve an overall average mark for all quizzes attempted of at least 50%.

A mark of at least 45% in one assignment is also required.

Prescribed texts

Stanner S, Thompson R, Buttriss J, eds. 2009, Healthy Ageing: The Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle, British Nutrition Foundation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford UK.

Unit Fee Information

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