HSN703 - Diet and Disease
2020 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
H511, H517, H616 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode only.
H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) only.
Other Postgraduate students who wish to enrol in this unit:
If you are enrolled in an on-campus course, you can enrol in the on-campus unit offering and you will need to request a manual enrolment from your Student Adviser.
If you are enrolled in a Cloud course, you need to enrol into the Cloud unit offering.
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||
5 x 2 hour on campus seminars per trimester in addition to online learning activities
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester
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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