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NTDT5307 - Medical Nutrition
Faculty of Science - 12 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.250000000
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Department: School of Molecular Bioscience
Offered session(s): 2
Corequisites: NTDT5305 and NTDT5608
Prerequisites: NTDT5503, NTDT5601, NTDT5602, NTDT5604
Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natasha Davis

Classes: Lectures average seven hours per week, tutorials average onehours per week, and group case study (and teaching clinic) 4 hours per week.

Assessment: Case study (25%) assignment (15%) and formal examination at end of semester (60%).

The broad objectives involve learning the role of medical nutrition therapy to prevent and alleviate disease.The importance of client focused factors in dietary modification; education and interpretation of theory for client understanding are key discussion points.This unit of study involves the study of medicine as it relates to nutrition, and the modification of diet to alter the disease process and nutrition support of patients with wasting illnesses and it includes a paediatric program at the Children's Hospital Westmead.
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