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NTDT5608 - Public Health and Community Nutrition
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Molecular Bioscience
Offered session(s): 2
Corequisites: NTDT5305 and NTDT5307
Prerequisites: NTDT5601, NTDT5503, NTDT5604 and NTDT5602
Classes: 4 hrs lectures and 2 tutorials per week

Assessment: 2 hr exam (50%); 2 assignments (50%)

Textbooks: Hawe P, Degeling D & Hall J. Evaluation Health Promotion - a workers guide. Artarmon, NSW: McLennan & Petty; 1990. Truswell, An ABC of Nutrition. 4th ed. London: BMJ Books. 2003 Lawrence M & Worseley (eds). Public Health Nutrition - from Principles to Practice. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2007.
This unit of study intrdduces students to the concepts and principles underlying, and issues associated with, nutrition in community and public health contexts. It covers the principles of health promotion and teaches the students how to plan, implement and evaluate nutrition promotion strategies. The scope and distribution of chronic diseases and the role of nutrition in the etiology of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity is examined. This unit of study also investigates the food habits of culturally and linguistically diverse groups, nutritional intakes and requirements of people across the lifespan, and the current nutrition policies and guidelines aimed at preventing chronic diseases.
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