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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 4021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101839

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2018.

Course aim

To build on already acquired knowledge of the relationship between diet, nutrition, exercise and health and to develop an understanding of the place of nutrition within therapeutic management of patients in pharmacy practice settings.

Course content

Nutrient sufficiency and human needs across the lifespan, with a focus on Australian society and nutritionally vulnerable groups and concepts of energy balance and weight control. Nutritional issues in chronic diseases (such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes). Identification and characterisation of bioactive components in food and scientific studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of bioactives on biomarkers, or physiological functions. Prophylactic versus reactive treatment of disease with functional foods, nutraceuticals and medicines. Delivery of functional ingredients in enriched foods – issues of formulation, product development, encapsulation or slow release of protected components, consumer acceptance and perceptions of functional foods. History of functional foods and the potential for the future. Interactions between food and medicines and mechanisms of action. Toxicological aspects of nutraceuticals and functional foods. Definition of regulatory requirements that relate to therapeutic claims for functional foods and nutraceuticals and evaluation of controversial issues in nutrition. A knowledge of health literacy levels within Australian an appreciation of communication methods within the Australian community.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 X 2 hours x 4 weeks
Tutorial 2 X 2 hours x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Portfolio of work across the course (Work undertaken during the 4 weeks of the course) - 40% 4 weeks
Examination - 40% 2 hours
Health Literacy Video - 20% 4 weeks

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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