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HSN719 - Assessment Methods for Nutrition and Physical Activity Research

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ewa Szymlek-Gay

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HSN305
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit provides an overview of methods of measuring food intake, physical activity, energy expenditure and body composition at the individual and population level. Practical activities are undertaken to gain a strong understanding of issues in analysing and interpreting data relating to nutritional and physical activity status and body composition. The uses and limitations of each of the assessment methodologies are critically evaluated. Reference standards and Australian norms for nutrition, physical activity and anthropometry are examined. The interpretation of dietary, physical activity and body composition survey data is addressed along with an examination of the theory and practice of validation and measurement error.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Three cloud (online) multiple choice quizzes (15 questions each) 20%

Assessment task 2: Written report (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Major assignment (3000 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

Gibson, R.S. 2005, Principles of Nutritional Assessment, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3165$3346

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