HSN202 - Lifespan Nutrition


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

HSN101 and HSN211

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HSN702
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood (Melbourne) students:
1 x 2 hour lecture per week
6 x 1 hour seminars per trimester

Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students:
1 x 2 hour lecture per week delivered electronically 
6 x 1 hour on-campus seminars per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour online recorded lectures per week
6 x 1 hour online seminars per trimester


This unit will provide students with an understanding of recommended dietary intakes, with reference to different population groups. Through the class program and problem-based seminar exercises, students will gain an understanding of the nutritional issues relevant to stages across the life span: pregnancy, lactation, foetal development, infancy, childhood and ageing. At the completion of the unit, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to devise practical and relevant solutions to nutrition problems and link this knowledge to workplace requirements.

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