Future students

Course search

print
 

Unit details

Return to previous page

HSN305 - Assessing Food Intake and Activity

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

 G Kaur

Prerequisite:HSN201
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

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Four sets of cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%, assignment (1500 words) 30%, examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3012$3092

* 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.

Return to previous page

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007