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Unit of Study NUT00217 - Advanced Nutrition and Disease (2015)

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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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain the principles of and demonstrate fundamental skills in the application of nutrition education and counselling strategies to effect behavioural change.
2 Discuss and evaluate the factors which influence nutritional status and to relate these to the diseases/conditions studied in this unit.
3 Critically discuss the nutritional science that explains the relationship between diet/nutrients, lifestyle and the environment in the aetiology of the diseases/conditions discussed in this unit.
4 Translate evidence-based nutrition knowledge into intervention strategies for specific diseases and condition discuss in this unit.
5 Demonstrate knowledge of and skills in the application of elements of the nutrition care process when presented with a problem-based case.

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

  1. Explain the principles of and demonstrate fundamental skills in the application of nutrition education and counselling strategies to effect behavioural change.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. Discuss and evaluate the factors which influence nutritional status and to relate these to the diseases/conditions studied in this unit.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. Critically discuss the nutritional science that explains the relationship between diet/nutrients, lifestyle and the environment in the aetiology of the diseases/conditions discussed in this unit.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Translate evidence-based nutrition knowledge into intervention strategies for specific diseases and condition discuss in this unit.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of and skills in the application of elements of the nutrition care process when presented with a problem-based case.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6: