NUTRITION PROJECT

DTN3NPO

2015

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

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to critically appraise the literature related to the chosen project area.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To be able to design and implement a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. To apply the principles of ethical conduct of research to the implementation of a project.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

04. To be able to analyse data using simple statistical techniques and interpret the findings.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. To communicate the findings of a project in an oral presentation to peers.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)

06. To be able to write a research report in the format of an original paper or review paper.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshop.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01
One 20-minute oral presentation25 01, 05
Regular meetings with supervisor.(incl. a record of critical review of relevant research papers - signed by supervisor)15 01, 02, 03, 04