Introductory Nutrition (9280.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory 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 key functions, food sources and requirements of specified nutrients;
2. Examine and effectively employ methods to assess food and nutrient intake of individuals;
3. Select, appraise and explain nutrition evidence;
4. Propose strategies to improve the nutritional health of individuals; and
5. Explain factors that affect food availability and consumption.
Graduate attributes1. 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
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 - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Michelle Minehan|
There are no essential text books for Introductory Nutrition. The text below is recommended if you would like to do additional reading:
- Whitney et al. (eds), Understanding Nutrition, Australian & New Zealand Edition, 5th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne, 2022.
Copies of Understanding Nutrition are available on short-term loan from the library. There is no need to purchase this book.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit, students must attain at least 50 marks overall.
No assessment tasks are compulsory - however students need to ensure 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
Moderation of Assessment
This unit will be moderated as per 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 Introductory Nutrition cannot be carried over to a subsequent attempt.
Students are responsible for keeping up to date with all lecture and tutorial content each week.
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 face-to-face tutorials. All learning activities will be provided on Canvas so students can keep up if they miss a class due to illness etc. In situations where students are unable to attend a tutorial, an online tutorial summary will be delivered each week. This will summarise key learnings from each tutorial and provide students with the opportunity to ask questions. It will not fully replicate a face-to-face tutorial.
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 are expected to have basic computer literacy skills, access to a computer and the internet.Computers are available onsite http://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/facilities/student-commons-student-study-areas/campus-lab-usage
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213459)
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (212202)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208342)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206781)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201799)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200497)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198890)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198891)