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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH315

This course structure is for students who commenced prior to 2014. Students commencing in 2014 should refer to the 2014 handbook entry.

Students who commenced prior to 2014 should refer to previous online handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This comprehensive course addresses all aspects of human nutrition and food relevant for employment in the health and food industries. With a strong focus on consumer health, you will gain an understanding of food, including food choice and its relationship to health, as well as the role of nutrition in human health and disease prevention. To add diversity to your degree, you may choose to undertake elective units of study in complementary areas such as health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science. If you are interested in a career in the food industry it is recommended that you undertake a food science major sequence, which provides knowledge and skills for employment in the food industry. You may also choose to undertake an industry placement elective unit to get hands-on experience within your degree.

Professional recognition

Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA). If you choose to undertake the food science major sequence, you may also be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

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Work-Integrated Learning

If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing your employment prospects by consolidating your knowledge and skills through realistic field experience, you are encouraged to consider undertaking an industry placement. You can do this by choosing to complete HSN311 Food Science and Nutrition Practicum as an elective unit in your final year.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises 24 credit points, including 16 core units. The remaining 8 credit points are elective units, which may be selected from any faculty. No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1; at least 14 credit points must be taken at level 2 or 3.

 

Students are required to complete HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety prior to their first laboratory based unit in this course.

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Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

it is recommended that students take the Food Science major sequence. Alternative major sequences are available from within the University subject to availability and course rules.

 

Other major sequences available include:

Exercise Science

Health Promotion

Physical Activity and Health

Psychology

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Course structure


Level 1
Trimester 1

HSN101 Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

HSN103 Food: the Environment and Consumers  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  *


Trimester 2

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSN104 The Science of Food  

HSN106 Food Fundamentals  

plus one elective unit

OR

SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences  *

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition  

HSN209 Food Security and Safety  

plus two elective units

 
Trimester 2

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition  

HSN210 Nutrition and Food Promotion  

plus two elective units

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSN301 Diet and Disease  

HSN309 Food Policy and Regulation  

HSN313 Sensory Evaluation of Foods  

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HSN302 Population Nutrition  

HSN305 Assessing Food Intake and Activity  

plus two elective units

 

*Students who want to complete H718 Master of Dietetics pre-requisites must enrol in SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences, as well as SLE212 Biochemistry and SLE222 Biomechanical Metabolism.

 

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION ELECTIVE UNITS

Electives are offered subject to availability of resources and quotas where applicable.

 

Trimester 1

HSN213 Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition  

HSN307 Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice  

HSN315 Food Manufacturing and Process Innovation  

 

Trimester 2

HSN204 Food Microbiology and HACCP  

HSN206 Food Analysis and Quality Assurance  

HSN212 Functional Foods and Biotechnology  

HSN213 Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition  

HSN308 Food, Nutrition and Society  

HSN311 Food and Nutrition Practicum  

HSN320 Trends in Product Development  

 

Trimester 3

HSN360 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition  

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Details of major sequences

Food Science - unit set code MJ-H000022

These units may also be taken as individual elective units.

 

HSN104 The Science of Food  

HSN204 Food Microbiology and HACCP  

HSN206 Food Analysis and Quality Assurance  

HSN212 Functional Foods and Biotechnology  

HSN315 Food Manufacturing and Process Innovation  

HSN320 Trends in Product Development  

 

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