Nutrition 1

Course code HLSC1200
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.


On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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


  1. 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

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Contact Hours

On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term