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HSN103 - Food: the Environment and Consumers

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Gie Liem

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HSN208, HSN713

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 6 x 1.5 hour seminars for the trimester

Content

This unit introduces students to food consumers and the influences on their food purchasing and consumption behaviours. There are two main themes: 1) Situational and psychological influences consumers' food behaviours. Specific topics covered will include: the roles of beliefs and attitudes, needs, wants and personal values, personality and individual differences, role of emotions; the senses, perceptions, habituation, taste preferences, satiety processes, social group and cultural influences. It will also cover nutrition communication and the role of the mass media and advertising; food labels and health claims, consumer confusion. Students will also assess interests and values and the implication of these for career choices and goal setting. 2) Global influences on behaviour. Specific topics covered will include marketing strategies; nature of global food market on behaviour; the supremacy of the supermarkets; responses of markets to consumer and health issues; promotion of functional, convenience and organic foods and the role of governing bodies in the food industry.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3197$3281

* 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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