Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe role of food and diet in good health and wellbeing

2. Critically appraise sources of nutritional information

3. Understand Australian nutrition education tools

4. Be aware of safe and sustainable food practices


  1. Introduce key topics in nutrition (macronutrients, micronutrients, water and energy balance)
  2. Introduce Australian nutrition education tools
  3. Develop skills in nutritional literacy 
  4. Introduce diet, food and digestion and nutritional requirements
  5. Food safety and reducing food waste


This course has similarities to NUDI1000. If you have successfully completed NUDI1000 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination: Online Tests

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term