University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition - Online

Course code/s: HBFN

Course details
Location Online
Course code HBFN
Course coordinator Dr Deanna Horvath / Mrs Emma Stirling
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
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Open Universities Australia
Notes This course is only available via Open Universities Australia.

Course description

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, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and the social and public health aspects of nutrition.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 360 credit points over three years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Subject code Subject title Credit points
ABS0WOM* Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education 0
LTU0AIM** Academic Integrity Module 0
CHM101 Essentials of Chemistry 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
Option to exit with a  Diploma in Food and Nutrition (HDFN)

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.

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
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

Third year (120 credit points)
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 electives (one of which must be 3rd year) to the value of 45 credit points. The following are recommended:
DTN202 Food and Nutrition Practical Skills 15
PHE201 Environmental Health Issues 15
DTN308 Sports Nutrition 15
DTN309 Advances in Nutritional Science and Nutrigenomics 15

 

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