University Handbook 2016

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Course code/s: HBFN

Course details
Location Online
Course code HBFN
Course coordinator Dr Adrienne Forsyth
Available to international students No
Course duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 360 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Open Universities Australia
Notes This course is only available via Open Universities Australia.

The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition aims to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, as preparation for careers in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels. During the course, students will study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and the social and public health aspects of nutrition.

Course structure

First year
Subject code Subject title Credit points
ABS0WOM* Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education 0
LTU0AIM** Academic Integrity Module 0
SCI18 Fundamentals of Chemistry (subject offered via OUA) 15
DTN101 Introduction to Nutrition 15
HBS101 Human Biosciences A 15
PHE102 Individual Determinants of Health 15
PHE101 Social Determinants of Health 15
HBS102 Human Biosciences B 15
DTN102 Applied Food Chemistry 15
HEA102 Research & Evidence in Practice 15
Second year
Subject code Subject title Credit points
DTN201 Principles of Nutrition 15
HBS202 Human Physiology Theory A 15
BCM201 Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 15
DTN302 Food and Societies 15
DTN301 Nutrition and Disease 15
HBS204 Human Physiology Theory B 15
BCM202 Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology 15
HEA201 Integrating Evidence into Practice 15
Third year
Subject code Subject title Credit points
DTN402 Food Science 15
DTN401 Lifespan Nutrition 15
DTN404 Nutritional Epidemiology & Research Skills 15
DTN403 Nutrition Education For Adults 15
DTN306 Nutrition Project 15
Plus three of the following electives (one of which must be 3rd year) to the value of 45 credit points
DTN202 Food and Nutrition Practical Skills 15
PHE201 Environmental Health Issues 15
DTN308 Sports Nutrition 15
DTN309 Advances in Nutritional Science and Nutrigenomics 15

Key:

* ABS0WOM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

** LTU0AIM (previously HLT1AIM) is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to  enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

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