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.