HONOURS IN NUTRITION B

DTN4HNB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop research skills 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. The full program lasts approximately 9 months and starts early February.

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 enrolled in HHHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours and must have completed DTN4HNA

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.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRelevant readings assigned by the supervisorPrescribedtbatba

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise the literature related to a given project area to formulate project aims and methods.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars

02. Develop skills in the design and conduct of nutrition research

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars

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

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars

04. Analyse and interpret data using appropriate statistical techniques.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars

05. Effectively communicate research findings in written and oral format.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAudrey Tierney

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 2.0 hours supervisor consultation per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete minimum of 2 hours of consultation with supervisor per week, attendance at relevant seminars."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Abstract of research findings (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 04
One 10,000 word-thesisStudents are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment60 01, 02, 03, 04
One 20-minute oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)Students are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
500 word reflective piece on professional experience & learnings (300 words equivalent)Students are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05