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NTDT5503 - Dietary Intake & Nutritional Assessment
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Molecular Bioscience
Offered session(s): 1
Corequisites: NTDT5602, NTDT5601 and NTDT5604
Teacher/Coordinator: Katherine Jukic

Classes: Lectures/tutorials/workshops averaging 5 hours per week

Assessment: One 2-hour exam, plus 5 assignments (100%)

Textbooks: R.S. Gibson Principles of Nutritional Assessment, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press. 2005.
This unit of study covers Dietary Assessment Methods in the context of individual, group and population dietary data: purposes of dietary assessment; uses of dietary data; four key dietary assessment methods and their use, application, strengths, weaknesses, sources of measurement error; quantification of portion and serve sizes; evaluation and validation of dietary data; use and application of dietary reference standards; food composition databases; and the appraisal and interpretation of dietary assessment methods in published literature. This unit of study also covers Anthropometry, Body Composition & Nutritional Biochemistry: anthropometric and body composition methods for the assessment of nutritional status; reference standards for assessing body composition; anthropometric measurements; biochemical and haematological indices for nutritional assessment; and assessment of physical activity. In addition is a module on Nutritional Screening - its key characteristics and objectives, advantages, limitations, and application in practice.
Tutorials and workshops aim to address the practical aspects of the administration of dietary assessment methods, critical appraisal of such methods, food composition, and nutritional screening.
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