Medical Nutrition (NTDT5307)

UNIT OF STUDY

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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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Textbooks

Stewart, R. Griffith Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 4th Edition, 2011. Thomas, B (Ed). Manual of Dietetic Practice. (4th Edition 2007).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

NTDT5503, NTDT5601, NTDT5602, NTDT5604

Corequisites

NTDT5305 and NTDT5608

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