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HSN702 - Lifespan Nutrition

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

H511, H517 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode.

H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

All other students: contact your enrolment officer to discuss enrolling via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

Unit chair:

Lisa Newman

Prerequisite:HSN701 recommended


Incompatible with: HSN202
Contact hours:

H511, H517 and H714 students: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

H748 students: 1 hour seminar every second week, starting in the first week of trimester.


This unit provides students with an overview of nutrition needs across the lifespan and the physiological basis for these needs. Nutritional issues relevant to the stages of pregnancy, lactation, foetal development, infancy, childhood and ageing will be covered and potential intervention strategies identified.


Assessment task 1: Individual assignment (1800 words, 1 minute oral presentation) 40%

Assessment task 2: Learning plan reflection (500 words) 5%

Assessment task 3: Three cloud (online) multiple-choice tests (5% each) 15%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 40%

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