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Introductory Nutrition (9280.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of evidence-based nutrition. The basic principles of healthy eating are covered with a focus on energy, macronutrients and selected micronutrients. Approaches to assessing the food and nutrient intake of individuals are introduced. Influences on food availability and food consumption and the role of key organisations involved in food regulation and nutrition policy are identified.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain key functions, food sources and requirements of specified nutrients;

2. Examine and effectively employ methods to assess food and nutrient intake of individuals;

3. Select, appraise and explain nutrition evidence;

4. Propose strategies to improve the nutritional health of individuals; and

5. Explain factors that affect food availability and consumption.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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