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HSN701 - Principles of Nutrition

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paige van der Pligt

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HSN201 and HSN211

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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

Assessment task 3: 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

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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