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HSN705 - Public Health Nutrition

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: 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:

Julie Woods





Incompatible with:


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 is the foundation unit in public health nutrition. It deals with the application of nutrition, behavioural and social science approaches to the prevention and amelioration of population health problems. Topics include: key concepts, goals and initiatives in public health nutrition, the social context of food; nutrition related disease-deficiencies and over consumption; the nutrition transition; food security and disadvantaged populations; food sustainability. The unit complements HSN706: Food Policy and Public Health.


Assessment task 1: Five cloud (online) multiple choice tests (4% each) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

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