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NUTR71-105: Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management


This subject focuses on developing graduate competencies relevant to the prevention and management of nutrition-related chronic disease. Students will apply their knowledge of nutrition, human systems, and evidence-based practice to a range of chronic diseases in individuals and groups.  The learning activities will include case studies, simulation activities and observations to enable students to further build their counselling skills and understanding of interprofessional practice in chronic disease prevention and management.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,200
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,310

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the aetiology, pathophysiology and relevant anatomical concepts of the major nutrition-related chronic diseases using language appropriate for a range of audiences. 2. Critically apply evidence relevant to the prevention and management of nutrition-related chronic disease for diverse individuals and groups. 3. Critically apply the nutrition care process as it relates to chronic disease prevention and management for diverse individuals and groups. 4. Demonstrate progression in the development of client-centred counselling skills to facilitate behaviour and lifestyle changes relevant to chronic disease prevention and management for diverse individuals. 5. Describe health care policies, including the billing and coding systems that support reimbursement by public or private payers, that impact the provision of chronic disease services in the Australian context. 6. Examine the role of teamwork in chronic disease care, reflecting on own behaviour and its impact on others in the healthcare setting.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

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):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022