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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]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,870

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.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018