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HSN360 - International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Study tour

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H315 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences or H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences or D391 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Unit chair:

Gie Liem and Megan Thornton





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 3 hour seminars, 1 x 1 full day seminar, study tour of approximately two weeks


There is a quota of approximately 26 students for this unit. The selection process includes a written application and personal interview.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the context of food, nutrition and health from an international perspective. The unit will be conducted in the form of a study tour of a pre-determined country and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural aspects of food, nutrition and health. The study tour will consist of a range of activities designed to link students with policy makers, consumers, nutrition departments, educators and food production companies in the host country, and to reflect on their own values and approaches in relation to food, nutrition and health.


Assessment task 1: Group pre-departure presentation (30 minutes per group) and written summary 20% - hurdle requirement

Assessment task 2: Reflective practice paper (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Written briefing paper (2000 words) 50%

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