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HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

Unit details

Year2016 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: Sara Cicerale
Trimester 3: Dominique Condo

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Cicerale
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool: Lisa Newman





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students - 1 x 2 hour class per week and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.
Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically only and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 task 1: Two multiple-choice cloud (online) tests (5% each) 10%
Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1300 words) and oral presentation (2 minutes) 40%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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