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 complete on-line modules, work independently in self-directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAudrey Tierney

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HBHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition and must have passed DTN2PNU. All other students require subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisites DTN4EPI

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Project Availability Subject will only be available to students enrolled in the HBHN or obtain approval from subject coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAudrey Tierney

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 37 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Final project report (3,000 words)60
Regular meetings with supervisor.(incl. a record of critical review of relevant research papers - signed by supervisor)15
one 20-minute oral presentation25