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Unit of Study NUT00215 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

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1 differentiate between the nutritional requirements at each stage of the lifecycle, as well as discuss and identify key nutritional issues
2 apply dietary nutritional recommendations to different population groups across the lifecycle
3 evaluate the strength of the evidence for the relationship between diet, nutrition and disease
4 explain the relationship between food and nutrition in the aetiology of specific chronic non-communicable diseases common in advancing age
5 translate knowledge about the relationship between food and its components and disease into evidence-based intervention strategies for specific chronic non-communicable diseases common in advancing age
6 explain the principles of and demonstrate an understanding of the application of elements of the nutrition care process
7 critically self-reflect on their learning experience using a structured framework.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate between the nutritional requirements at each stage of the lifecycle, as well as discuss and identify key nutritional issues
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  2. apply dietary nutritional recommendations to different population groups across the lifecycle
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    • GA4:
  3. evaluate the strength of the evidence for the relationship between diet, nutrition and disease
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    • GA4:
  4. explain the relationship between food and nutrition in the aetiology of specific chronic non-communicable diseases common in advancing age
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  5. translate knowledge about the relationship between food and its components and disease into evidence-based intervention strategies for specific chronic non-communicable diseases common in advancing age
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    • GA4:
  6. explain the principles of and demonstrate an understanding of the application of elements of the nutrition care process
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    • GA4:
  7. critically self-reflect on their learning experience using a structured framework.
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    • GA6:

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