2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
5 x 0.5 hour online recorded classes per trimester and 5 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester
This unit aims to provide an understanding of the social context of food behaviour and its relevance to nutrition education. Topics covered in the unit are: introduction to the history of food, consideration of the variety of social influences on food behaviours (including beliefs, religion, culture, gender, age, body image, media and marketing, and the food environment); and practical applications for understanding and changing eating behaviours.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Explain and critique historical and modern influences on the current food supply.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Explain and critique a variety of historical and modern influences on current food-related behaviours.
Apply knowledge of influences on food behaviours to practical settings and activities relevant to student careers.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Assessment 1: Assignment plus infographic
Assessment 2: Assignment
Assessment 3: Cloud (online) multiple choice tests
5% eachTotal 10%
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSN308 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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