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.
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. 5th Edition, 2015.
NTDT5503 and NTDT5601 and NTDT5602 and NTDT5604Co-requisites
NTDT5305 and NTDT5608