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HSN311 - Food and Nutrition Practicum

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H315 OR H300 students completing the Nutrition major sequence (MJ-H000007) or Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).

Students can only enrol in this unit after they have received approval from the unit chair.

Unit chair:

Jennifer McCann


At the time of submitting an application, students must have completed a minimum of 4 HSNxxx units in their course of which at least two must be at level 2. For food industry practicum students, it is recommended that students complete HSN204 and HSN206 from the Food Science major sequence.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Minimum of 100 hours on-site training


  • Application process: Eligible H300 and H315 students will receive an email mid-August to submit their expression of interest to apply into this unit; application instructions will be included in the email. Please note that the closing date to submit your application is 5 pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017.
  • If you are undertaking more than one unit which has a placement component, please note that the placement organisations have to be different for different placement units. For eg. if you are undertaking HSN311 and HSN227 Volunteering in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, you will need to find two different organisations to undertake the two placements.


This is a minimum 100 hours on-site training program involving skills development in the broad areas of food and nutrition with topical areas addressed in this unit involving one or more of the following: project analysis in an area of food production, marketing, innovative product formulation, quality assurance, food regulation and analysis, nutritional panel analysis, database development, food service, nutrition policy, nutrition education, community nutrition, surveys and research.


Assessment task 1: Placement preparation and application (1200 words)

Assessment task 2: Project proposal (800 words)

Assessment task 3: Placement reflection (1200 words)

Assessment task 4: Supervisor report and social media profile


To achieve an ungraded pass in this unit all assessment tasks must reach Ungraded Pass

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