HSN701 - Principles of Nutrition

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

H511, H517, H616 and H714 students: enrol via Cloud (online) mode only.

H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Other Postgraduate students who wish to enrol into T1:

If you are enrolled in an on-campus course, you can enrol in the on-campus unit offering and you will need to request a manual enrolment from your Student Adviser.

If you are enrolled in a Cloud course, you will need to enrol into the Cloud unit offering.

T3 Cloud enrolment is open to H511, H517, H616 and H714 students and other postgraduate students enrolled in Cloud course or on campus course.

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HSN201 and HSN211

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x 2 hour on campus seminars per trimester in addition to online learning activities

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminars per trimester

Content

This unit will provide students with an understanding of human nutrient requirements and how these are met through the digestion, absorption and metabolism of food. Content covers the major macronutrients of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; nutrient transport and storage; energy use by the human body, and control of energy balance. The importance of micronutrients in normal cell functioning; building bones; allowing enzymes, muscles and nerves to function and water balance and electrolyte regulation will be covered with attention paid to the health consequences of micronutrient deficiencies.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: 5 x online MCQs throughout the trimester (4% each) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 45%

Assessment task 3: Assignment (1500 words) 35%

Prescribed texts

Whitney E, Rolfes SR, Crowe T, Cameron-Smith D, Walsh A. Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia. 2017.

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