HSN301 - Diet and Disease
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
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.
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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