PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN NUTRITION
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the major food sources, metabolism and storage of the major food molecules carbohydrate, protein and fat (the macronutrients), alcohol, vitamins and minerals (the micronutrients), and water, and be aware of the consequences of over and under-nutrition. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles of energy balance. Students will be introduced to techniques for measuring and evaluating nutrient adequacy of diets of individuals and populations, including the use of nutrient databases, nutrient reference standards and food guides. Students will also be introduced to simple techniques for measuring body composition of adults.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRegina Belski
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB or one of (CHE1GEN, CHE1BAS, CHE1CHF, CHE1APL or require Coordinator's Approval). Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHSDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, HBHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition, SBNS - Bachelor of Human Nutrition or require Coordinator's Approval.
Incompatible subjects AGR2PNU
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Understanding nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition||Prescribed||Whitney, E, Rolfes, S R, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A 2011||1ST EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size100
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRegina Belski
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2,000-word individual assignment||30|
|one 2-hour examination||50|
|one 30-minute intra-semester test||20|