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HSN743 - Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

H511, H517 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode.
H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).
All other students: contact your enrolment officer to discuss enrolling via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

Unit chair:

Catherine Milte

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HSN701

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

H511, H517 and H714 students: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
H748 students: 1 hour seminar every second week, starting in the first week of trimester.

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: Five cloud (online) quizzes with multiple-choice questions 20%

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

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

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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