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NUTR71-105: Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management


This subject focuses on developing graduate competencies relevant to the preventative and clinical management of nutrition-related chronic disease, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, kidney disease, weight management and osteoporosis.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $3,544
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the aetiology, pathophysiology and burden of the major nutrition-related chronic diseases.
2. Critically apply knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines and nutrition and lifestyle interventions relevant to chronic disease prevention, treatment and management.
3. Applies the basic principles of education theory as it applies to nutrition and dietetic practice in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease.
4. Collects health, medical, social, cultural, psychological, economic, personal and environmental data in order to provide appropriate assessment of nutritional status and assign priorities to all data.
5. Develop educational material and nutrition and lifestyle modification plans appropriate to chronic disease management sensitive to different patient, population, cultural backgrounds and practice contexts.
6. Critically monitor and evaluate chronic disease management intervention plans for effectiveness and adjust intervention plans accordingly.
7. Demonstrate nutrition guidance and behaviour change counselling skills based on the principles of learning theory relevant to chronic disease management.
8. Develop and deliver group intervention strategies and programs for nutrition-related chronic disease management.


Admission into CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
NUTR71-100 - Nutrition and Food Science AND NUTR71-101 - Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis AND NUTR71-103 - Nutrition Issues and Priorities

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017