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Unit details

HSN101 - Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation

Year2015 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:

Katie Lacy

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Cicerale, Warrnambool: Katie Lacy

Contact hours:

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically only, 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.


This unit provides students with 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 gain an understanding of interactions between: the physical environment, technologies developed to produce and harvest foods, scientific advances, nutrition, cultural influences, and the social-economic-political system. The topics include: food history, the global food supply, Australian food culture, food production, nutrients in food, food and malnutrition and linking science and gastronomy. Students also have an opportunity to align their interests and values to future career options.


Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Two multiple-choice cloud (online) tests (5% each) 10%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1300 words) and oral presentation (2 minutes) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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