Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The Honours programs 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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorAudrey Tierney

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 HBHNH Bachelor of Human Nutrition Honours.


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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


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 two hours of consultation with Supervisor per week. Attendance at relevant seminars."


Assessment elementComments%
critical analysis of paper (two-hour exam)30
literature review (2,500 words) and project proposal (500 words)50
one 15-min oral presentation20