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HSN760 - International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Study tour

EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition, H616 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition, H714 Master of Human Nutrition or H718 Master of Dietetics

Unit chair:

Gie Liem and Megan Thornton


Must have completed 2 x level 7 HSN-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 full day seminar (Blackboard Collaborate), study tour of approximately two weeks


Limited places are available. The selection process includes a written application and personal interview. More information about the study tour program will be available to students by the end of March 2017. Students are strongly advised to consult with their student advisers first before applying, to ensure they have elective space in their course to undertake this unit. 


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the context of food, nutrition and health from an international perspective. The unit will be conducted in the form of a study tour of a pre-determined country and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural aspects of food, nutrition and health. The study tour will consist of a range of activities designed to link students with policy makers, consumers, nutrition departments, educators and food production companies in the host country, and to reflect on their own values and approaches in relation to food, nutrition and health.


Assessment task 1: Group pre-departure presentation via Blackboard Collaborate (30 minutes per group) and written summary 20% - hurdle requirement

Assessment task 2: Reflective practice paper (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Written briefing paper (2500 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

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