HSN305 - Assessing Food Intake and Activity

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

HSN201 or HSN211


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010 or HSE010

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This unit provides students with an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of food, nutrition and physical activity assessment methods, and the ability to apply this knowledge to future workplace requirements. The unit focuses on methods of measuring food and nutrient intake, physical activity, energy expenditure, and body size and composition; reliability, validity, and measurement of errors; nutrition, physical activity, and anthropometric reference standards and recommendations; population norms for dietary intakes, physical activity, and body size and composition; and evaluation and interpretation of dietary intake, physical activity and anthropometric survey data.


Assessment task 1: Four sets of cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Gibson, R.S. 2005, Principles of Nutritional Assessment, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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