Nutrition Through Lifecycle

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nutrition Through Lifecycle

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This is an advanced nutrition course designed as a pre-requisite for professional applications of knowledge to various age groups and normal physical states. Students will study the role and function of food and nutrients in the various physiological states during the lifecycle, and address lifecycle nutrition issues to a comprehensive understanding of human nutrition
    Course Introduction
    The Australian population is comprised of a complex mix of demographic and social profiles. Understanding the nutrition status and priorities of such population requires a structured framework to simplify this complexity. One such framework categorises populations according to lifestage, since specific nutrition requirements and nutrition issues correspond to each stage. The course Nutrition Through the Lifecycle uses this life stage framework to identify nutrition issues and challenges within each age group and to conceptualise potential solutions to each of these, and provides an integral perspective to contemporary nutrition practice in Australia.
    Course Aims
    This course analyses the changing nutritional requirements and relative dietary issues which are specific to the different stages of the life cycle. This course aims to educate students on the specific nutrient requirements for each stage of the life cycle and relate nutrient needs to developmental levels and plan diets which will adequately meet nutritional needs of a given levels. Furthermore, this course aims to promote the importance of environment, feeding skills, psychosocial situations and other factors to total nutrition and the development of eating habits. Course assessments aim to provide students with the knowledge to explain, utilize and devise solutions to problems relating to specific stage in the life cycle.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand the nutrient requirements throughout the lifecycle.
    2 Expalin the changing nutritional needs for different population groups and different physiological stages.
    3 Discuss nutritional issues for specific stage in the life cycle for both genders.
    4 Demonstrate skills of critical analysis and devise solutions to problems relating to different stages of life cycle.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Exam - selected response
    Mid-Semester Exam


    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Nutrition through the lifespan


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End of Semester Exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.