dtn202 food and nutrition practical skills



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises that apply foundational knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and human nutrition. The aim of the subject is to instil concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable the application of these principles within a laboratory environment.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristina Anevska

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA and have successfully completed the following subjects: DTN201 and HBS202 and HBS204 and BCM202.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period. Students will be required to spend 10 working days (Mon-Fri) at the Bundoora Campus of La Trobe University to complete an intensive block of practical laboratory classes. Students are responsible for costs associated with travel and accommodation while completing the intensive. Students will also be responsible for purchasing a lab coat and safety glasses for practical class.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSilverthorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated ApproachRecommendedDee Unglaub Silverthorn, 2016Pearson, Global Edition 7ed
ReadingsLehninger Principles of Biochemistry (2012)RecommendedDavid L Nelson & Michael M CoxW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Employ discipline-appropriate instrumentation to competently measure and record data in an experimental setting. Including applying and explaining techniques for the measurement of body composition of individuals.

Practical sessions, quizzes.

02. Analyze experimental data in order to draw logical and well-supported conclusions.

Practical sessions.

03. Summarise experimental findings in a discipline-relevant format and present them to your peers as an oral communication.

Laboratory reports, oral presentation

04. Prepare a scientific reports which presents experimental methods, results and conclusions in a format consistent with standard publications in the field.

Laboratory reports, online quizzes

05. Work collaboratively and productively in a team environment.

Practical sessions, oral presentation

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