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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

8 points, SCA Band 3, 0.1666667 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Ms I Nyulasi


This elective involves the following: nutritional assessment, obesity, macrovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, nutrition at different life stages, sports nutrition, nutritional supplementation, eating disorders/anorexia nervosa and bulimia.


On completion of this unit participants should be able to:

  1. Make a nutritional diagnosis and management plan in appropriate clinical circumstances.
  2. Apply increased knowledge about food composition to patient management.
  3. Answer questions from and counsel patients about changes in food choices, cooking styles and food/lifestyle habits.
  4. Develop a preventive and management approach to many of the common diseases prevalent in our community.
  5. Discuss recent advances in nutrition knowledge.
  6. Appreciate the skills of a dietitian in helping to implement your management plan.


Journal (75%), Essay (10%), Case Studies (15%)