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Nutrition and Pharmacology - EXSS5064

Year - 2020

The unit will explore the principles and practice of public health nutrition and pharmacology. A case-based learning approach will be used to gain an understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and conditions such as asthma and mental health. Students will examine the dietary and pharmacologic management of lifestyle diseases including type ll diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and associated co-morbidities. The unit will integrate information about diet, exercise and pharmacotherapeutic management of these diseases.

39 hours across 12 weeks (Wk 1-12)

Anthropometry Practical (pass/fail), Nutrition Assessment Tool Commentary (5%), Pharmacology test (15%), case presentations (40%), written final exam (40%)

Bryant B. and Knights K. (2014). Pharmacology for Health Professionals (4th ed.) Sydney: Mosby. Mann J. and Truswell S (eds). (2017) Essentials in Human Nutrition (5th ed). Oxford University Press, Oxford.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1a

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 20 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rhonda Orr
HECS Band: 2
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