Nutritional Science (8257.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the physiological function, food sources and requirements of specified nutrients;
2. Examine and effectively employ methods to assess food and nutrient intake of groups;
3. Select, appraise and describe nutrition evidence to support and explain decision-making;
4. Explain interactions between nutrients, food components and drugs; and
5. Transmit evidence-based nutrition concepts to non-specialist audiences.
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Prerequisites9280 Introductory Nutrition Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Public Health may enrol in this unit without these prerequisites.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Online||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Online||Dr Nenad Naumovski|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
Required readings will be made available via Canvas
There are no essential text books for Nutritional Science. The following text is recommended if you would like to supplement your learning:
- Whitney et al (eds.), Understanding Nutrition, Australian & New Zealand Edition, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne 2019
This text is available on short-term loan from the library. There is no need to purchase this text.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, students must;
1. Complete and submit the Data Collection Assignment and Calcium Report
2. Attain at least 50% overall (final grade).
Please Note: Online quizzes are not compulsory however, students need to ensure that they have accumulated sufficient marks in total to pass the unit.
Use of text matching software
Assessments will be moderated, as per the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines. A copy is available via Canvas.
Repeat students are required to comply with the unit requirements to pass the unit. Marks from a previous attempt at Nutritional Science cannot be carried over to a subsequent attempt.
All lectures will be provided as recordings only for this unit - there will be no face-to-face lectures delivered this semester.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all tutorials. Students are responsible for completing learning tasks independently if tutorials are missed.
Students are expected to check the Canvas site regularly for updates and announcements. Students should also regularly check their student email.
Required IT skills
Students will be required to use FoodWorks. FoodWorks can be accessed from all computers at the UC with student access. A free 10-day trial of FoodWorks or a 3 months subscription can also be downloaded from: https://xyris.com.au/products/for-students/. Note, FoodWorks can only be operated on Macs if run in PC mode.
Work placement, internships or practicums