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Unit details

HSN715 - Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate even years.
Offered in Trimester 3 2014

Not offered Trimester 3 2015

Next offered Trimester 3 2016

Unit chair:

Alison Booth

Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Nutrition knowledge is continually changing and this provides challenges to those working in the field of nutrition with providing accurate information to individuals or groups. This unit will provide you with the skills to evaluate the relevant nutrition research literature. Topics to be covered in this unit: issues in measurement of food intake and nutritional status; research study designs including their strengths and weaknesses; basic statistics needed to interpret studies and interpretation and critical analysis of the various types of study designs. The study designs to be covered will include randomised controlled trials, cohort, case control, and cross sectional studies.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (1500 words) 30%

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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