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HSN202 - Lifespan Nutrition

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Catherine Milte

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Catherine Milte

Warrnambool: Catherine Milte


HSN101 and one of HSN201 or HSN211



Incompatible with: HSN702
Contact hours:

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week and 6 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.

Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically and 6 x 1 hour face-to-face seminars per trimester.

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour online recorded classes per week and 6 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester


This unit will provide students with an understanding of recommended dietary intakes, with reference to different population groups. Through the class program and problem-based seminar exercises, students will gain an understanding of the nutritional issues relevant to stages across the life span: pregnancy, lactation, foetal development, infancy, childhood and ageing. At the completion of the unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to devise practical and relevant solutions to nutrition problems and link this knowledge to workplace requirements.


Assessment task 1: Individual assignment (1400 words, 1 minute oral presentation) 30%

Assessment task 2: Four cloud (online) multiple-choice quizzes 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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