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HSN311 - Food and Nutrition Practicum

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H315 OR H300 students completing the Nutrition major sequence (MJ-H000007) or Food Studies major sequence (MJ-H000003).

Unit chair:

Stuart Smith and Alison Spence


Must have completed a minimum of 4 HSNxxx units of which at least two must be at level 2. For food industry practicum students, it is recommended that students complete HSN204 and HSN206 from the Food Science major sequence.

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Minimum of 100 hours on-site training


Students must contact one of the co-unit chairs Stuart Smith or Alison Spence before enrolling in this unit.


This is a minimum 100 hours on-site training program involving skills development in the broad areas of food and nutrition with topical areas addressed in this unit involving one or more of the following: project analysis in an area of food production, marketing, innovative product formulation, quality assurance, food regulation and analysis, nutritional panel analysis, database development, food service, nutrition policy, nutrition education, community nutrition, surveys and research.


Assessment task 1: Placement preparation and application (1200 words)

Assessment task 2: Project proposal (600 words)

Assessment task 3: Placement summary report (1000 words written and 3 minute multimedia component, plus industry supervisor report)

To achieve an ungraded pass in this unit all assessment tasks must reach Ungraded Pass

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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