HSN301 - Diet and Disease

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

HSN211

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HSN703
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood (Melbourne) students: 2 X 1 hour classes per week and 6 x 2 hour face-to-face or cloud (online) seminars per trimester.

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 2 X 1 hour stream or online recorded class per week and 6 x 2 hour face-to-face or online seminars per trimester.

Warrnambool students: 2 X 1 hour stream or online recorded class per week and 6 x 2 hour face-to-face or online seminars per trimester.

Seminar attendance is not a hurdle requirement but attendance is strongly recommended.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 X 1 hour stream or online recorded class per week and 6 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester.

Recorded Burwood (Melbourne) classes will be available to all students via CloudDeakin.

Content

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).

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