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HSN201 - Principles of Nutrition

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Adam Walsh

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Katie Lacy

Prerequisite:HBS109
Incompatible with: HSN701
Contact hours:

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

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically only and 6 x 1 hour seminars each fortnight delivered electronically only.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Individual assignment (1500 words, 1 minute multimedia presentation) 30%

Assessment task 3: Weekly cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Prescribed texts

Whitney E, Rolfes SR, Crowe T, Cameron-Smith D, Walsh A. Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition, 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. 2014. ISBN 9780170222853. RRP through the publisher $134.95

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