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HUNT312 Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease

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
Paper code HUNT312
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
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
Science
Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
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.
Textbooks
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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22
T2 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22
T3 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22
T4 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22
T5 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22
T6 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22
T7 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22
T8 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22

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
Paper code HUNT312
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
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
Science
Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
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.
Textbooks
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

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 16-22
T2 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 16-22
T3 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 16-22
T4 Thursday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 16-22
T5 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22
T6 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22
T7 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22
T8 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22