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HSN213 - Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gunveen Kaur


Must have completed 2 x level 1 HSN-coded units


HSN201 or HSN211

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week


This unit will enable students to develop the ability to research and critically appraise controversial and topical issues in food and nutrition. Students will develop these skills through critical evaluation of a range of food and nutrition research papers. Topics covered include: study design and research methodologies used in food and nutrition research; statistical interpretation of data; critical evaluation of food and nutrition research studies; latest research and current thinking on topical food and nutrition issues in the media evaluated against a body of research; and distilling nutrition research findings into a format understandable by the lay public.


Assessment task 1: Three sets of cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 15%

Assessment task 2: Critical evaluation activity 5%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1250 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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