Available in 2018
Course code

HLSC1200

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

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

Online

  • 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


Content

  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

Requisite

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

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term