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HSN740 - Nutrition Research Skills

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics

Unit chair:

Susan Torres

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar/computer labs per week

Note: 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.


This unit will equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge in nutrition research relevant to dietetic practice. Topics covered in this unit include conducting a literature review, research ethics, nutritional assessment, oral and poster presentation skills, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative research, research study designs and statistical analysis.


Assessment task 1: Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks 16%

Assessment task 2: Cloud (online) multiple-choice tests 4%

Assessment task 3: Dietary methodology assignment (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 4: Research project (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 5: Combined attendance of 80% of seminars and computer labs (hurdle requirement)

Each assessment task must be passed in order to pass the unit

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