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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, topics are organised into three groupings. In Population Health, content includes basic epidemiological concepts, Australian health patterns and trends, and diet and nutrition as risk factors for disease. In Health, Nutrition and Society, content includes sociological analyses of changing definitions of health and illness, nutrition-related inequalities in health, political and ethical issues in public health nutrition, socio-cultural understandings of food and eating, and environmental influences on nutrition. In Behaviour and Nutrition, content includes biological regulation of dietary intake, psycho-social factors that influence eating behaviours, physical activity, biopsychosocial aspects of obesity and eating disorders, and nutrition-related public health promotion.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Upon successful completion of this subject, you should be able to: demonstrate knowledge of nutrition-related aspects of population health; demonstrate knowledge of socio-cultural and environmental influences on nutrition and nutrition-related health; demonstrate knowledge of biological and psychosocial factors that are relevant to dietary habits and eating behaviours, and to physical activity; demonstrate knowledge of biopsychosocial factors that underpin overweight and obesity and eating disorders; and demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of nutrition-related health promotion.

Lectures; in-class tests; individual assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size250

Enrolment information resource considerations via a restriction in student online on automatic self-enrolment into the subject

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment3001
one 2-hour examination5001
one (2-part) online test2001

Online, 2015, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Start Week OUA-SP1-1. End Week OUA-SP3-13. Online instance for Open Uni Australia with no timetabled component."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment3001
one 2-hour examination5001
one (2-part) online test2001