Applied Nutrition Science, Nutrigenomics and Novel Technologies

DET60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 49 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission to MA-DIET

Aims and objectives

Students will develop advanced skills in the application of nutrition science to the management of health and disease. It will focus on evidence based practice incorporating latest research and emerging nutritional topics as well as the potential of the utilisation of Nutrigenomics for personalised health care. It will also explore the future of digital health and novel technologies in the changing world.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and appraise emerging evidence in relation to nutritional science for health and disease management, and evaluate its relevance/significance for nutrition practice.
2. Evaluate the field of Nutrigenomics and its potential applications in personalised health care.
3. Outline the concept of ‘Digital Health’ and create an innovative strategy utilising digital health means to optimise a
nutritionist/dietitian’s practice for the future. 

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics