HONOURS IN NUTRITION A

DTN4HNA

2015

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The Honours program 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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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 HHHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours.

Co-requisitesN/A

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to critically appraise the different types of study designs and hence the literature related to project area and relate findings to the project aims and methods.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To develop skills in the design and conduct of nutrition research.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. To be able to develop a protocol and write a Systematic Literature Review (7000 words) in the nutrition project area adhering to PRISMA Guidelines.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. To apply the principles of ethical conduct of research to the implementation of their project.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

05. To be able to analyse data using appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the findings in light of the published nutrition literature.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars and tutorials with subject coordinator.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. To communicate research findings in oral presentation to peers.

Activities:
Online self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAudrey Tierney

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at weekly tutorials and relevant seminars and meet with supervisor regularly."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Systematic Literature Review (7000 words) and project proposal (500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 05
critical analysis of paper (two-hour exam)30 01
one 15-min oral presentation20 01, 06, 04, 02