School Of Science

Applied NutritionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300908.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
An understanding of human nutrition, food, the metabolism of micro- and macro-nutrients, nutritional needs in various contexts, the relationship between dietary intake and disease/health, and computer literacy.

Equivalent Units
300653 - Applied Nutrition

300933 Nutrition and Health 1 AND 300934 Nutrition and Health 2

About this Unit
This unit builds on basic concepts in human nutrition and facilitates the study of nutrition needs across the lifecycle and for specific lifestyle and nutrition related diseases. This study will incorporate how to assess nutritional status (incorporating anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary and physical activity assessment) of individuals and groups, understand the strengths and limitations of various methods, how to manipulate diets to ensure nutritional sufficiency and how to provide nutrition education regarding lifestyle related diseases and sports nutrition.

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