Medical Nutrition (NTDT5307)


The broad objectives involve learning the role of medical nutrition therapy to prevent and alleviate disease.The importance of client focused factors in dietary modification; education and interpretation of theory for client understanding are key discussion points.This unit of study involves the study of medicine as it relates to nutrition, and the modification of diet to alter the disease process and nutrition support of patients with wasting illnesses and it includes a paediatric program at the Children's Hospital Westmead.

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Further unit of study information


Lectures and tutorials average 8 hours per week, and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Workshops average 4 hours per week


Two assignments (15%) and (20%), a mid semester test (15%) and end of semester exam (50%)


Stewart, R. Griffith Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 4th Edition, 2011.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

NTDT5503 and NTDT5601 and NTDT5602 and NTDT5604


NTDT5305 and NTDT5608

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.