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Area/Catalogue
FOSC 3017

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163146

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To evaluate the role foods, functional foods, bioactives and nutrients have in preventing or treating diseases.

Course content

Historical and modern uses of 'food as medicine'. The role of bioactives and phytonutrients in explaining the medicinal properties of food; common uses of food (functional food) for the treatment, maintenance and prevention of health concerns (bone health, oral health, obesity, gut health, immune function, cancer, cardiovascular disease). Delivery of functional ingredients in enriched foods - issues of formulation, product development, encapsulation or slow release of protected components, consumer acceptance and perceptions of functional foods. Definition of regulatory requirements that relate to therapeutic claims for functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 2036 UO Nutrition and Exercise Biochemistry
BIOL 2060 UO Lifespan Nutrition

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Assignment 2000 40% NA
Portfolio NA 60% NA

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degree this course is offered in