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HSN201 - Principles of Nutrition

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E377 - Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Unit chair:

Tim Crowe



Incompatible with: HSN701
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week delivered electronically only and 3 x 1 hour seminars each fortnight delivered electronically only.


This unit will provide students with an understanding of human nutrient requirements and how these are met through the digestion, absorption and metabolism of food. Content covers the major macronutrients of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; nutrient transport and storage; energy use by the human body, and control of energy balance. The importance of micronutrients in normal cell functioning; building bones; allowing enzymes, muscles and nerves to function and water balance and electrolyte regulation will be covered with attention paid to the health consequences of micronutrient deficiencies.


Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Weekly cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 3: Individual assignment (1500 words, 1 minute multimedia presentation) 30%

Prescribed texts

Whitney E, Rolfes SR, Crowe T, Cameron-Smith D, Walsh A. Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition, 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. 2014. ISBN 9780170222853. RRP through the publisher $134.95

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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