HONOURS IN NUTRITION A

DTN4HNA

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The Honours program is of approximately nine months duration and commences early February. Honours in Human Nutrition aims to provide students with research skills to enable students to independently conduct a research project in their chosen area of nutrition and report the findings of their work in a scientific format. The skills and capabilities gained in this year-long subject include independent thinking, critical evaluation of literature, selection of appropriate experimental designs, practical application of nutrition research tools, data analysis and interpretation and oral and written communication of findings.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorAntigone Kouris-Blazos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have achieved a minimum WAM of 70 in HBHN Bachelor of Human Nutrition to be offered a place in the honours program or subject can be taken with Subject Coordinator's approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise the different types of study designs and apply findings to the project aims and methods to develop technical and cognitive skills to design and use research in a project.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.

02. Analyse data using appropriate technical skills to design and implement a project

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.

03. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge adhering to PRISMA Guidelines

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.

04. Implement a research project using initiative and judgement

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.

05. Clearly and coherently communicate research findings to peers

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntigone Kouris-Blazos

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Nine 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at tutorials and relevant seminars and meet with supervisor regularly."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systematic Literature Review (7000 words) and project proposal (500 words)50 01, 02, 03
critical analysis of paper (two-hour exam)30 01
one 15-min oral presentation (750 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04, 05