HSN305 - Assessing Food Intake and Activity


2024 unit information

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



Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010 or HSE010

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.

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 on-campus seminars per trimester
1 x 2 hour on-campus practical experience (laboratory) per trimester

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students:
1 x 2 hour online recorded lectures per week
6 x 1 hour on-campus seminars per trimester
1 x 2 hour on-campus practical experience (laboratory) per trimester


This unit provides students with an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of food, nutrition and physical activity assessment methods, and the ability to apply this knowledge to future workplace requirements. The unit focuses on methods of measuring food and nutrient intake, physical activity, energy expenditure, and body size and composition; reliability, validity, and measurement of errors; nutrition, physical activity, and anthropometric reference standards and recommendations; population norms for dietary intakes, physical activity, and body size and composition; and evaluation and interpretation of dietary intake, physical activity and anthropometric survey data.

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