HONOURS IN NUTRITION B

DTN4HNB

2017

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop research skills 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. The full program lasts approximately 9 months and starts early February.

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.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRelevant readings assigned by the supervisorPrescribedtbatba

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to critically appraise the literature related to project area and relate findings to the project aims and methods

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

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

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
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 their 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 appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the findings in light of the published nutrition literature

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

05. To communicate research findings in oral presentations to peers

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

06. To be able to write a research thesis of 10,000 words in the format of an original paper

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

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 2 hours of consultation with supervisor per week, attendance at relevant seminars."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Abstract of research findings10 01, 02, 04
One 10,000 word-thesisStudents are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment50 01, 03, 02, 04, 06
One 20-minute oral presentationStudents are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment20 02, 01, 03, 04, 05
One supervisor's assessmentStudents are expected to enrol in and successfully complete units DTN4HNA & DTN4HNB in order to complete this assessment20 06, 04, 03, 05, 01, 02