International Nutrition (9278.1)
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|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 8664 International Nutrition PG.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the current international epidemiology and clinical features of the major macro and micro-nutrient deficiency diseases across the globe and the impact of these deficiencies on public health outcomes;
2. Discuss the major short and long term nutritional consequences facing refugee populations;
3. Evaluate the causes of the juxtaposition of malnutrition and obesity in indigenous and transition populations; and
4. Outline the current approaches being used to prevent and treat malnutrition, HIV/AIDs, diabetes and obesity in developing countries and those in transition.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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 - 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
Prerequisites8257 Nutritional Science
Assumed knowledgeHuman physiology and human nutrition
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Semba, R. D., & Bloem, M. W. (2008). Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
An e-book available through the library:
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Moderation of assessment items will be conducted in accordance with the Faculty of Health policy. A copy of this can be found on the CANVAS site.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly encouraged that students attend the tutorials.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have basic computer literacy skills, access to a computer and the internet (in order to access CANVAS and their university email account for notices). If students do not own a computer there are computers available in building 11 and building 7 (24 hours/day).
Work placement, internships or practicums
Additional specific information for this unit will be placed on the unit CANVAS site.
- Semester 1, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (183431)
- Winter Term, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164559)
- Semester 1, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164067)
- Winter Term, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (155176)
- Semester 1, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (154559)
- Semester 1, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (145375)