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HSN701 - Principles of Nutrition

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

H511, H517 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode.

H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

All other students: contact your enrolment officer to discuss enrolling via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Gunveen Kaur

Trimester 3: Ramon Hall





Incompatible with:

HSN201 and HSN211

Contact hours:

Campus: 5 x 2 hour seminars per trimester

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 4 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester


This unit will provide students with an understanding of human nutrient requirements and how these are met through the digestion, absorption and metabolism of food. Content covers the major macronutrients of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; nutrient transport and storage; energy use by the human body, and control of energy balance. The importance of micronutrients in normal cell functioning; building bones; allowing enzymes, muscles and nerves to function and water balance and electrolyte regulation will be covered with attention paid to the health consequences of micronutrient deficiencies.


Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Assessment task 2: 5 x online MCQs throughout the trimester (4% each) 20%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Prescribed texts

Whitney E, Rolfes SR, Crowe T, Cameron-Smith D, Walsh A. Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. 2017.

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