HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Sara Cicerale
Burwood (Melbourne): Sara Cicerale
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students - 1 x 2 hour class per week and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.
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%
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