This subject applies knowledge of human physiology and biochemistry to examine the physiological and metabolic activity and function of nutrients in the context of human health, growth and development across the life-cycle. This subject provides a nutrition science basis for further applications in health care and professional practice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
1. Describe nutrient homeostatic mechanisms and how they prevent malnutrition states.
2. Apply knowledge of the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system and nutrient metabolism to nutrient utilisation and requirements and nutritional analysis.
3. Describe the role and challenges associated with nutrition throughout different life-stages.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):