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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: Dr Anna Rangan

Classes: Lectures average 7 hours per week, tutorials average 1 hour per week, and workshops, group case study and Hospital Orientation Program (HOP) average 4 hours per week

Assessment: Assessment: Two assignments (35%) and end of semester exam (65%)

Textbooks: Stewart, R. Griffith Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 4th Edition, 2011. Thomas, B (Ed). Manual of Dietetic Practice. (4th Edition 2007).
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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