Nutrition in the aetiology and prevention of cancer and heart disease; the jigsaw of plausible biological mechanisms, observational epidemiology, and the latest results of randomised controlled trials.
|Paper title||Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- HUNT 221-223 or (HUNT 201 and 202). Note: students in the Bachelor of Applied Sciences with a major in Sport and Exercise Nutrition may take this paper having passed HUNT 221 and one of HUNT 222 or HUNT 223. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the Review and Submit stage of your application.
- Recommended Preparation
- STAT 115 and at least 18 200-level BIOC or PHSL points
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Murray Skeaff
- Paper Structure
- The paper's content includes:
- Nutrition in the aetiology and prevention of cancer and heart disease
- The jigsaw of plausible biological mechanisms, observational epidemiology, and the latest results of randomised controlled trials
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two classes per week: conventional lectures to present important knowledge and evidence-based
summaries about the role of nutrition in cancer and cardiovascular disease and clicker
classes to foster the ability to understand epidemiological research and think critically
about how we discover what prevents cancer and cardiovasular disease.
One 2-hour discourse session per week to foster critical thinking and reasoning and to promote a discourse about the results of epidemiological research that helps students to acquire a deeper understanding about the role of nutrition in the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
- Text books are not required for this paper.
The majority of reading material will be taken from recent scientific journals and will either be handed out as photocopies or put on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- At the end of this paper students should be able to:
- Describe and evaluate the methods commonly used to identify causal risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular disease
- Describe and evaluate the methods commonly used to identify the role of nutrition in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease
- Describe the most common nutritional approaches to the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease
- Find, read, understand, interpret and communicate the results of nutrition research relevant to understanding the role of food and nutrition in cancer and cardiovascular disease