HSN360 - International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2024: Study tour

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in any Faculty of Health course and completed at least 2 x HSN-coded units at any level. Priority will be given to students in H315 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences or Bachelor of Nutrition Science, H318 Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway).


Must have completed 2 x level 1 or level 2 HSN-coded units

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 - online

1 x 1 full day seminar

In-person attendance requirements

Study tour of approximately two weeks


This unit has mandatory on campus attendance requirements, therefore students must be in Australia when enrolled in this unit.

Students should be aware that study tour costs (travel, accommodation etc.) must be covered by the student, in addition to normal unit fees.

Limited places are available. The selection process includes a written application and personal interview. Students are strongly advised to consult with their student advisers first before applying, to ensure they have elective space in their course to undertake this unit. Students will be notified via a post in their course unit site when the unit is open for application.

This unit is being offered in alternate years, e.g. Trimester 3 2024, 2026 etc.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about the context of food, nutrition and health from an international perspective. The unit will be conducted in the form of a study tour of a pre-determined country and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural aspects of food, nutrition and health. The study tour will consist of a range of activities designed to link students with policy makers, consumers, nutrition departments, educators and food production companies in the host country, and to reflect on their own values and approaches in relation to food, nutrition and health.

Hurdle requirement

  • Must pass Assessment task 1

Unit Fee Information

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