Nutritional Science (8257.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| 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)
This unit is co-taught with unit 8258 Nutritional Science G.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
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|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Ekavi Georgousopoulou|
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 Dietary Data Collection Assignment and Dietary Data 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.
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.
Moderation and Repeat Students
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