Global Nutrition (11577.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, student will be able to:
1. Analyse and evaluate factors contributing to selected global nutrition issues;
2. Analyse, and evaluate strategies for addressing selected global nutrition issues;
3. Generate innovative approaches to address global nutrition issues; and
4. Formulate arguments and transmit ideas for the implementation of new approaches to address selected global nutrition issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
This unit involves deep consideration of complex global nutrition issues. Students will be expected to transfer knowledge and skills developed throughout their studies to critically consider current and emerging challenges including malnutrition, nutrition in transition populations, environmental impact of food systems, food sustainability and wicked nutrition problems.
Prerequisites8257 Nutritional Science
Equivalent units9278 International Nutrition 9631 Food, Health and Environment
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Cathy Knight-Agarwal
Required readings for this unit will be made available on the CANVAS site and through the UC library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The post is to be submitted online via the discussion forum. Presentations are to be given face to face (this includes both online and face-to-face tutorial groups). The final exam is to be undertaken, open book, online.
Special assessment requirements
Students are to acheive a minimum of 50% overall to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is largely a self-paced unit with no weekly lecture. The expectation is that students will attend the tutorials in person when they are presented in face-to-face mode. A more detailed program of tutorial activities will be made available via CANVAS at the beginning of the semester.
Inclusion and engagement
It is highly recommended that students attend the tutorials.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums