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Unit details

HSN305 - Assessing Food Intake and Activity

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

 Gunveen Kaur

Prerequisite:

HSN201 or HSN211

Contact hours:

2 hour class per week delivered electronically, 6 x 1 hour campus seminars per trimester, and 1 x 2 hour campus practical per trimester

Content

This unit provides students with an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of food, nutrition and physical activity assessment methods, and the ability to apply this knowledge to future workplace requirements. The unit focuses on methods of measuring food and nutrient intake, physical activity, energy expenditure, and body size and composition; reliability, validity, and measurement of errors; nutrition, physical activity, and anthropometric reference standards and recommendations; population norms for dietary intakes, physical activity, and body size and composition; and evaluation and interpretation of dietary intake, physical activity and anthropometric survey data.

Assessment

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

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Gibson, R.S. 2005, Principles of Nutritional Assessment, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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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