INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION

DTN1NHW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will study the major food sources and the functions of macronutrients (energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate) and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Principles of energy balance (energy intake and energy expenditure), basic techniques for assessment of nutrient adequacy of individual diets and simple techniques for assessing body composition will be explored. Students will also be introduced to the Australian Dietary Gguidelines and the use of food guides in assessing the diets of populations, including the principles of a healthy diet for athletes.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN2PNU, DTN101 Students enrolled in HBHN and HZNDP are not permitted to enrol in DTN1NHW (as incompatible subject DTN2PNU is a required core subject for these courses).

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding Nutrition, Australia & New Zealand edition, 2nd editionPrescribedTim Crowe, 2014Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use the basic principles of energy balance to determine an individual's energy balance status.

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

02. Identify and describe common food sources of selected micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

03. Identify and describe the main food sources of macronutrients (energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, alcohol)

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

04. Apply simple techniques to measure body composition of individuals.

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

05. Apply simple dietary analysis techniques to assess your own diet.

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

06. Describe the role of the Australian Dietary Guidelines in health, and the application of food guides in assessing diets of populations.

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

07. Describe the principles of healthy diets for athletes.

Activities:
Online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development of online resources (1200 words or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One individual dietary analysis (report) 1000 words equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (60 minutes; 60 multiple choice questions)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development of online resources (1200 words or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One individual dietary analysis (report) 1000 words equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (60 minutes; 60 multiple choice questions)30 01, 02, 03, 04