Course Title: Nutrition Medicine in Disease Management 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nutrition Medicine in Disease Management 5

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2095

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

OHTH2095

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Internet

Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Prof Marc Cohen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7440

Course Coordinator Email: marc.cohen@rmit.edu.au

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Satisfactory Completion of OHTH 2094


Course Description

This course consists of two modules. The first module examines the role of the nutritional factors in the development and maintenance of renal and reproductive organ disease and looks at the Nutrition Medicine interventions used to retard or remediate the disease process. The second module examines the role of nutrition in the development and treatment of common disease conditions of the skin and blood cells.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will devlop the ability to formulate and utilise balanced, effective and integrated dietary/nutrient programs in the management of common renal, reproductive organ, skin and blood cells diseases in a responsible manner consistent with best ethical clinical practice.


On completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand how dietary and nutritional factors are involved in the development of renal disease and disorders of the reproductive system and how to formulate and utilise responsible Nutrition Medicine protocols to retard and/or remediate the dysfunctional processes of renal and urogenital disease

2. Understand the involvement of nutritional factors in the development of skin disorders and formulate and utilise responsible Nutrition Medicine protocols in the management of dermatological disease.

3. Understand the involvement of nutritional factors in the development of haematological disease and formulate and utilise responsible Nutrition Medicine protocols in the management of blood disorders.



Overview of Learning Activities

Case studies and collection of data including dietary history, physical examination, body composition, health history and family history from patients, analysis of food and dietary components. Clinical interpretation of data in relationship to biochemical pathways. Identification of patient nutrient deficiencies and design and implementation of suitable nutrient programs designed to correct specifically identified biochemical dysfunction

Weekly online discussions

Five day Residential School


Overview of Learning Resources

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


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