Course Title: Nutrition Medicine in Disease Management 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nutrition Medicine in Disease Management 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Prof Marc Cohen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257440

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT, Bundoora West Campus, BLD 202, Level 4, room 14

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Satisfactory completion of Course OHTH 2091

Course Description

This course focuses on gastro-intestinal disease, including dysfunction of accessory organs such as the liver and pancreas. The course also encompasses problems with immune system dysfunction, including both under and over-activation as well as covering some of the most common and well-recognised illnesses including HIV/AIDS, infection, autoimmune disease and atopy.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the ability to understand cellular and physiological control mechanisms and the impact of nutrition on cellular metabolism.

On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify how impaired nutrient status affects immunity, inflammation and digestive function and how it relates to the development of immunological and gastro-enteric disease
2. Discuss how inflammation, immune disease and gastro-enteric dysfunction affect cellular metabolism and nutrient demand
3. Understand the rationales behind the use of dietary and nutrient interventions to modulate the disease process in inflammatory and immunological disorders and gastro-enteric disease
4. Formulate and utilise balanced, effective and integrated dietary/nutrient programs in a responsible manner consistent with best ethical clinical practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Study Guide, Textbooks, Readings, Online Discussions, Residential School, Data Collection and Interpretation

Overview of Learning Resources

Study Guide, RMIT Library for access to Course Readings, Prescribed textbooks, Internet

Overview of Assessment

The course assessment will consists of
1. The satisfactory completion of two assignments
2. Participation in a minimum of 10 on-line discussions
3. Attendance to at least 1 Residential School