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HSN308 - Food, Nutrition and Society

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sara Cicerale





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Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to provide an understanding of the social context of food behaviour and its relevance to nutrition education. Topics covered in the unit are: introduction to the history of food, consideration of the variety of social influences on food behaviours (including beliefs, religion, culture, gender, age, body image, media and marketing, and the food environment); and practical applications for understanding and changing eating behaviours.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (1600 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Two cloud (online) multiple choice tests (5% each) 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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