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HUNT442 Applied Nutrition & Disease Management

Explores the management of nutrition-related illnesses using a case-based approach. Students will be guided to gather and interpret nutritional data, and develop nutrition care plans founded on evidence-based nutrition principles.

HUNT 442 is designed to cover the real world practice as it relates to the treatment of nutrition related diseases such as diabetes, weight management, heart disease, gastrointestinal and dementia. The intent of the paper is to develop evidence-based practitioners.

Paper title Applied Nutrition & Disease Management
Paper code HUNT442
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,748.85
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Ms Sharon Sutton (Paper Co-ordinator)

Paper Structure

Over a 10-week period, students complete weekly case-based studies where they are guided to gather and interpret relevant nutritional data, set patient-centred goals and develop a nutrition care plan founded on evidence-based nutrition and disease management principles.

Teaching Arrangements

The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

There are case-based practicums, lecture and nutrition counselling sessions.


Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology. 4th ed. Nelms & Sucher. Cengage 2020

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Scholarship, Global Perspectives, Research, Critical Thinking, Cultural Understanding, Communication, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Teamwork, Self-motivation and Lifelong Learning
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Explain the aetiology, pathophysiology, medical management and relevant pharmacological elements of the major nutrition-related diseases across the lifecycle
  • Critically apply evidence relevant to the prevention and management of nutrition-related chronic disease for diverse individuals and groups
  • Apply food and nutrition assessment expertise and judgement to assess nutritional intakes and status of diverse individuals and groups taking into account cultural and socioeconomic factors
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, team leadership and collaborative skills to successfully work to a common goal with others. This includes communicating clearly, actively listening to others, taking responsibility for mistakes, and respecting the diversity of your colleagues
  • Evaluate self-performance and recognize and address limitations of professional knowledge, skills and abilities (including cultural competence)
  • Apply Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, Tikanga and Māori models of health such as Te Whare Tapa Wha to applied practice

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system