HSN760 - International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Next offered: Trimester 3 2026: Study tour

EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in: H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition or H616 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition or H714 Master of Human Nutrition or H718 Master of Dietetics or any Faculty of Health postgraduate course and completed at least 2 x Nutrition coded units (e.g. HSN7XX).



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.

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

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 full day seminar (Blackboard Collaborate)

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.

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 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.

More information about the study tour program will be available to students by the end of March 2019.

Hurdle requirement

  • Must pass Assessment task 1

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