Nutrition 1

Course code HLSC1200Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Introduces students to the study of nutrition including nutrients, requirements, food sources and food selection guides. It covers some aspects of food legislation, as well as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, recommended dietary intakes, and nutrition as a contributor to health.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe the psychosocial, cultural, political and economic factors influencing food and food use, food habits, diet and lifestyle - food availability and consumption; the role, functions and sources of nutrients; the food selection guides and the dietary guidelines
2. Apply current knowledge of the theory of human nutrition and related practice, including Nutrient Reference Values and dietary sources and functions of nutrients
3. Critically appraise issues in nutrition
4. Demonstrate practical skills in dietary assessment and analysis techniques
Content1. The food supply, distribution and consumption of food, how to assess dietary intake and different patterns of consumption including the role of nutrition in patterns of disease
2. Nutrition education - food selection guides used in Australia and internationally, dietary guidelines
3. Nutrients, their source, functions, requirements, and the needs of special groups
4. Contemporary and emerging issues in nutrition
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment - course objectives 3 and 4
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination - course objectives 1,2,3 and 4
Examination: FormalMid semester examination - course objectives 1 and 2
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC1200