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HUNT342 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases

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Epidemiology, pathophysiology and role of nutrition and food in the prevention and management of several major chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer and diabetes mellitus.

Focusing on diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and cancer, this course covers the epidemiological evidence behind the dietary guidelines, and how to apply the guidelines in clinical management of people at risk of chronic diseases.

Paper title Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Paper code HUNT342
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
(HUNT 221 and HUNT 223) or (HUNT 241, HUNT 242 and HUNT 243)
Restriction
HUNT 312
Schedule C
Science
Contact

human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Meredith Peddie

Paper Structure

Lectures will provide students with an understanding of the role of diet and other factors in the development and management of risk factors and chronic conditions related to non-communicable diseases.

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and a weekly 2 hour tutorial session.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Key research papers will be used to complement lecture material. These will be available through 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

By the end of HUNT 342 you should be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and current prevention strategies and dietary guidelines to reduce the burden of NCDs
  • Describe the relevant nutrients involved in the disease process including foods and diet patterns, bioavailability and metabolism; and basic management of various NCDs
  • Summarise the biomarkers proposed to assess disease risk, progression or severity

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
A2 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Epidemiology, pathophysiology and role of nutrition and food in the prevention and management of several major chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer and diabetes mellitus.

Focusing on type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer, this course covers the epidemiological evidence behind the dietary guidelines, and how to apply the guidelines in clinical management of people at risk of chronic diseases.

Paper title Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Paper code HUNT342
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(HUNT 221 and HUNT 223) or (HUNT 241, HUNT 242 and HUNT 243)
Restriction
HUNT 312
Schedule C
Science
Contact

human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Meredith Peddie

Paper Structure

Lectures, case stuides and tutorial sessions will provide students with an understanding of the role of diet and other factors in the development and management of risk factors and chronic conditions related to non-communicable diseases.

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and a weekly 2-hour tutorial session.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Key research papers will be used to complement lecture material. These will be available through 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

By the end of HUNT 342 you will be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and current prevention strategies and dietary guidelines to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases
  • Describe the relevant nutrients involved in the disease process including foods and diet patterns, bioavailability and metabolism; and basic management of various non-communicable diseases
  • Summarise the biomarkers proposed to assess disease risk, progression or severity

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22
Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
A2 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22