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Unit details

HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Katie Lacy

Trimester 3: Lisa Newman

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Cicerale, Warrnambool: Katie Lacy

Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically only, 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.

Note:

Content

This unit provides students with foundation knowledge in food, nutrition and health, including food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations for health and methods for measuring food intake and behaviour. historical perspective of why we consume the foods we do today and how our scientific knowledge may influence foods we eat in the future. Students also gain an understanding of interactions between the environment, technologies developed to produce and harvest foods and scientific advances in food and nutrition. The topics include: food history,  Australian food culture, food production, food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations and their relationship with health and methods used to measure food intakes and behaviours. Students also have an opportunity to align their interests and values to future career options.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Two multiple-choice cloud (online) tests (5% each) 10%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1300 words) and oral presentation (2 minutes) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3103$3185

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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