HSN703 - Diet and Lifestyle Diseases


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

H511, H517, H616 and H714 students: enrol in 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 an online course, you need to enrol into the online unit offering.





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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

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 online seminars per trimester


Unit previously named Diet and Disease


This unit concentrates on the role of nutrition in development and control of major lifestyle diseases that affect the health. Students will build a knowledge base on aetiology and pathophysiology of major lifestyle diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health. Then understand the role of nutrients, diet and dietary patterns in development and control of these diseases. Students will also learn how to understand, interpret and critically appraise current nutrition research.

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