Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an understanding of the key public health nutrition topics, how dietary choices are influenced by socio-environmental factors, and what is being done to improve the nutritional health status of all Australians. Students will use a public health framework to become familiar with fundamental nutritional needs and their relationship to health outcomes. Students will explore current evidence of the nutritional health status of the Australian population; the social determinants of nutrition; and the settings in which practitioners can work to assist communities address nutritional needs. Examples of nutrition and physical activity strategies, that aim to address current health issues such as chronic conditions, food safety and food security, will be examined.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Dangerfield

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2PHP or equivalent, or enrolled in EBPOEB,or enrolled in EBPHEB, or enrolled in EBOEXB or Subject Coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPublic health nutrition: from principles to practicePrescribedLawrence, M and Worsley, T 2007ALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Dangerfield

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."


Assessment elementComments%
Examination (equivalent to 1000 words)30
Group presentation (10 minutes per member)25
One 2000-word report45