INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION

DTN1NHW

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will study the major food sources and the functions of macro-nutrients (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 guidelines and the use of food guides in assessing the diets of populations, including the principles of a healthy diet for athletes.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in HZHEP, HBESB, HBES or seek approval from the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisites HBS1HBA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFood and nutritionPrescribedWahlqvist, M L (2011)3RD EDITION, ALLEN AND UNWIN, AUSTRALIA, CROWS NEST, NSW.

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 21
One 2.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical laboratory class in weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 only of Semester 1"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials held in weeks 1, 7, 12 during Semester 1"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,800-word individual nutrition report35
one 1.5-hour examination50
one 30-minute intra-semester test15

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 21
One 2.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical laboratory class in weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 only of Semester 1"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials held in weeks 1, 7, 12 during Semester 1"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,800-word individual nutrition report35
one 1.5-hour examination50
one 30-minute intra-semester test15