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HSN305 - Assessing Food Intake and Activity

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

 Gunveen Kaur


HSN201 or HSN211



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 hour class per week delivered electronically, 6 x 1 hour campus seminars per trimester, and 1 x 2 hour campus practical per trimester


This unit provides students with an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of food, nutrition and physical activity assessment methods, and the ability to apply this knowledge to future workplace requirements. The unit focuses on methods of measuring food and nutrient intake, physical activity, energy expenditure, and body size and composition; reliability, validity, and measurement of errors; nutrition, physical activity, and anthropometric reference standards and recommendations; population norms for dietary intakes, physical activity, and body size and composition; and evaluation and interpretation of dietary intake, physical activity and anthropometric survey data.


Assessment task 1: Four sets of cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Gibson, R.S. 2005, Principles of Nutritional Assessment, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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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