HSN010 - Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety

Unit details


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):0
EFTSL value:0.000
Unit Chair:Shane Dicks



Must be enrolled concurrently in any of units: HSN104, HSN106, HSN204, HSN206, HSN212, HSN313, HSN315, HSN320

Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

One compulsory one hour safety training session undertaken online. This unit will run in the one week prior to the commencement of Week one of each trimester.


This unit will give you a basic understanding on principles of safety within the food and nutrition science environment, which will prepare you for your laboratory classes and fieldwork.

Safety induction training is a legal requirement for workplaces in Australia. In addition, an awareness and understanding of safety issues and safe work practices will help you in your future employment.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Understand basic safety principles.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication


Minimise risk within a practical laboratory setting whilst working on your own or within groups.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork


Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Online safety training module   100%
  • Week 0

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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Successful completion of quiz questions

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.