Nutrition, Society and Health (8259.2)
|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 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with unit 6476 Nutrition, Society and Health G.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the history and future of food use in Australia and across the globe;
2. Discuss the sociological factors, such as culture, religion, and socio-economic status, affecting food intake of individuals, groups, communities and populations;
3. Outline the factors affecting attitudes to food and health;
4. Analyse the role that the environment plays in lifestyle development across the lifecycle;
5. Compare and contrast basic food consumption trends in Australia with trends in other countries;
6. Describe the food habits of ethnic sub-groups (including the Australian indigenous population);
7. Evaluate the impact of changes to traditional food habits on health outcomes; and
8. Analyse the influences of food policy, food marketing, food technology, politics, economics, ecology and agriculture on the food system.
Graduate attributes1. 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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||On-Campus||Dr Nathan D'Cunha|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Nathan D'Cunha|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||27 May 2024||On-Campus||Dr Nathan D'Cunha|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Nathan D'Cunha|
Teaching in this unit will be based on the recommended textbook. However, given the broad topics covered in this unit, there is a need for further reading beyond the textbook. Extra readings will be available through Canvas. Tutorial information, readings and PDF files of lectures will be available on the unit website.
Germov J & Williams L. 2017, A sociology of food and nutrition: The social appetite, 4th Edition. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. Call number: GT2850.S63 2017. Cost: approximately $106.95 or E-book $97.00
Purchasing the text is recommended but is not essential to be successful in the unit. There are two versions available at the UC Library; one for three-hour loan and one for three-day loan.
The text can be ordered from https://theschoollocker.com.au/oxford-university-press-ebook-a-sociology-of-food-and-nutrition
Students who are new to the University or unfamiliar with the University Library resources and services are recommended to enrol in the student tours and other service familiarisation courses.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must:
- submit all assessments; and
- attain at least 50% of the total possible marks.
Moderation of assessments will be conducted as per the Faculty of Health Assessment and Marking Moderation Guidelines.
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 of assessments will be conducted as per the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines.
Students are expected to contribute and participate in their own learning by interaction with each other and the lecturer discussing the topics covered. Most tutorials will be conducted in a workshop manner. Students are expected to attend tutorials as these provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from the lectures and texts. In addition these tutorials will provide information and preparation for assessment activities.
Required IT skills
No specialist IT skills are required. Students are expected to submit typed assignments e.g. presentation slides unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit does not have a work integrated learning component.
You must indicate in any written work the exact source of your information. This is done by referencing using the Vancouver referencing style. Referencing system guides can be accessed from the library at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/research_help/referencing-guides
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