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Unit details

HSN213 - Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gunveen Kaur

Prerequisite:

Must have completed 2 x level 1 HSN-coded units

Corequisite:HSN201, HSN211
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

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 enable students to develop the ability to research and critically appraise controversial and topical issues in food and nutrition. Students will develop these skills through critical evaluation of a range of food and nutrition research papers. Topics covered include: study design and research methodologies used in food and nutrition research; statistical interpretation of data; critical evaluation of food and nutrition research studies; latest research and current thinking on topical food and nutrition issues in the media evaluated against a body of research; and distilling nutrition research findings into a format understandable by the lay public.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Four sets of cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1250 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

·       Co-requisite rule – add extra course into first line, i.e. ((Must be enrolled in course version {D301, H315} and … New version?

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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