Major - Nutrition and Physiology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3089.1

Related Courses

3675.4 Bachelor of Science
3678.2 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
6004.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

This major addresses the physiological and nutritional foundations for understanding the nature of food and the physiological and epidemiological relationships between food, nutrients and components of food and common diet-related diseases prevalent in Australia. The study of nutrition and human physiology incorporates knowledge of the human biology and biochemistry to understand how the body utilizes nutrients and related substances for optimal health throughout the lifecycle. This major is recommended for students seeking an in-depth understanding of diet-related health issues and are intending to work in allied or community health, education, or seeking postgraduate studies in nutrition, dietetics or public health.

Major Structure

Students must complete the following units

Level 2

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300848 Metabolism
300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300934 Nutrition and Health 2

Level 3

300851 Advanced Physiology
300819 Topics in Physiology

Choose two of the following

300908 Applied Nutrition
300928 Consumer Issues in Nutrition
300917 Global Nutrition, Food and Community

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