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Bachelor of Human Nutrition - 686AA

Course Code: 686AA
Course Version: 4
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course provides students with a sound scientific background in nutritional science, food and consumer science and the psychological, social and cultural factors influencing people's response to food and their eating behaviour. The emphasis is on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and well being in different societies and the physiological, biochemical and epidemiological relationships with diet-related diseases prevalent in affluent societies.

This course prepares graduates for employment in nutrition and community education environments, health promotion, government policy areas, the food industry, secondary teaching (in conjunction with teaching qualifications) and in other careers in biological sciences. It also provides the foundation and prerequisites for qualifying students for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including Dietetics and Nutrition, Sports Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy (all available at the University of Canberra); and Medicine (available at other Universities).

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Chemistry and Mathematical Methods majors.NSW: Chemistry and Mathematics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Human Nutrition B HumanNutr

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Additional Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Graduate Employment

This course prepares graduates for employment in nutrition and community education environments, health promotion, government policy areas, the food industry, secondary teaching (in conjunction with teaching qualifications) and in other careers in biological sciences. It also provides the foundation and prerequisites for qualifying students for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including Dietetics and Nutrition, Sports Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy (all available at the University of Canberra); and Medicine (available at other Universities).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge of human nutrition and the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing. Communication
- Students will communicate their knowledge and application of their knowledge, both orally and in written formats, in tutorial activities and assessments.

Problem Solving
- The knowledge gained through the various units throughout the BHN will be used by students to analyse the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing and applied to various scenarios throughout the degree (thus students applying their base knowledge).

Working Independently
- Students will undertake independent and active study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will reinforce their knowledge of an understanding in food and nutrition.

Working with Others
- Throughout the course students will work in groups during laboratory tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large component, students may have group assessment tasks to complete to further enhance their knowledge and understanding of the respective topics.
An understanding of the biological social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition. Communication
- Students will communicate their knowledge and application of their knowledge (understanding), both orally and in written formats, in tutorial activities and assessments.

Problem Solving
- The knowledge gained through the various units throughout the BHN will be used by students to apply their understanding of the biological, social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition to specific scenarios.

Working Independently
- Students will undertake independent and active study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will reinforce their knowledge, understanding and application of biological, social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition.

Working with Others
- Throughout the course students will work in groups during laboratory/tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large component, students may have group assessment tasks to complete to further enhance their knowledge and understanding of the respective topics.
Skills to critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research projects. Analysis and Inquiry
- Throughout the course students will gain the skills to gather information, critically analyse and evaluate the information within human nutrition studies, in a systematic, creative and insightful way. These skills will be further enhanced through the conduct of small research projects, primarily during their third year of study.

Problem Solving
- The knowledge gained through the various units throughout the BHN will be used by students to analyse the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing and applied to various scenarios throughout the degree (thus students applying their base knowledge).

Working Independently
- Students will undertake independent and active study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will provide the students with skills to critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research projects, particularly in the third year of their degree.

Working with Others
- Throughout the course students will work in groups during laboratory-tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large componentt, students may work collaboratively to critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research projects.

Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- Through this learning outcome students will gain knowledge and an understanding of the ethical principles and considerations relevant to a study in human nutrition. In attaining this knowledge students will have the skills and capacity to use their professional knowledge and skills, in terms of nutrition, ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Professional Skills to enable students to work as a nutritionist in a variety of settings including health promotion, government policy areas and the food industry. Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- Throughout the course there will be a number of opportunities in which students will undertake Work Integrated Learning activities. These activities will provide students with the skills and capacity to gain and use their professional knowledge and skills, in terms of nutrition, ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

154JA Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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