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HSN743 - Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Catherine Milte




HSN701 or HSN201 or HSN211

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 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%

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.

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