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 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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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|
Readings will be made available via Units Canvas site.
There are no essential text books for this Unit. The texts below are recommended and available for loan in UC Library if you would like to supplement your learning:
Whiteney et al (eds.), Understanding Nutrition, Australian & New Zealand Edition, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne 2019.
Wahlqvist, M & Gallegos, D (eds), Food & Nutrition, Sustainable Food and Health Systems, 4th Edition, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2020.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, students must;
1. Complete and submit the 'Data Collection Assigment' and 'Calcium Report'
2. Attain at least 50% overall (final grade).
Please Note: Online quizzes are not compolsury 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 on the unit's Canvas site.
Participation in all tutorials and online activities is strongly encouraged. Recordings of lectures and online activities will be available via Canvas. Students are responsible for catching up on any work missed if they choose not to attend. 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