HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Andrew Costanzo

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool: Penny Love

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students - 1 x 2 hour class per week and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour online recorded class per week and 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour online recorded class per week and 3 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester

Content

This unit provides students with foundation knowledge in food, nutrition and health, including food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations for health and methods for measuring food intake and behaviour, historical perspective of why we consume the foods we do today and how our scientific knowledge may influence foods we eat in the future. Students also gain an understanding of interactions between the environment, technologies developed to produce and harvest foods and scientific advances in food and nutrition. The topics include: food history, Australian food culture, food production, food sources of nutrients, food and nutrient recommendations and their relationship with health and methods used to measure food intakes and behaviours. Students also have an opportunity to align their interests and values to future career options.

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