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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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- (HUNT 221 and HUNT 223) or (HUNT 241, HUNT 242 and HUNT 243)
- HUNT 312
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
- 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 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.
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- 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