NUTRITION PROJECT

DTN3NPO

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will undertake a small project in nutrition that can be taken individually or as part of a group project, where individual objectives for the student's project are met. The project will provide students with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. Students are expected to attend workshops, complete on-line modules, work independently in self-directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.  

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAntigone Kouris-Blazos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBHN and must have passed DTN2PNU OR must be admitted in HBHNHK and no other rule applies. All other students require Subject Coordinator approval.

Co-requisites DTN4EPI

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Research in the Health Sciences,PrescribedPolgar, S and Thomas, S A 20085TH EDN CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, UK, EDINBURGH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise the literature related to the chosen project area.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Design and implement a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Apply the principles of ethical conduct of research to the implementation of a project.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

04. Analyse data using simple statistical techniques and interpret the findings.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Communicate the findings of the project in a clear and coherent manner for a group of peers

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Hong Kong, 2018, Week 05-16, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntigone Kouris-Blazos

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 05 - 16
One 30.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250 word equivalent)15 01, 05
Critical review of relevant research papers (500 word equivalent)(incl. a record of critical review of relevant research papers - signed by supervisor)25 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Quota due to limited project availability. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in HBHN for whom DTN3NPO is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntigone Kouris-Blazos

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 34 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one two hour workshop per week for 10 weeks of Semester two starting week 34"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250 word equivalent)15 01, 05
Critical review of relevant research papers (500 word equivalent)(incl. a record of critical review of relevant research papers - signed by supervisor)25 01, 02, 03, 04