NUTRITION PROJECT

DTN3NPO

2019

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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBHN and must have passed DTN2PNU and DTN3EPO; OR Must be admitted in HBHNHK and be enrolled in DTN3EPO concurrently. All other students require Subject Coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

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
ReadingsSPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSSRecommendedJulie Pallant. 6th Ed. 2016Allen & Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise the literature related to the project area.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

02. 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 workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

03. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the principles of ethical conduct of research.

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

04. Analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

05. Develop a practical experience in communicating research findings using a multimedia presentation at a level appropriate for peers and key stakeholders.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

06. Demonstrate the ability to communicate research findings in a scientific manner in the format of an original paper or review.

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Hong Kong, 2019, Week 04-12, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 04 - 12
One 30.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250 word equivalent)15 01, 04, 05
Research Proposal (1,000 words)25 01, 02

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Quota due to limited project availability. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in HBHN for whom DTN3NPO is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two hour workshop per week for 10 weeks of Semester two starting week 2 of Semester"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 20 - 21
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Oral Presentations"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250 word equivalent)15 01, 04, 05
Research Proposal (1,000 words)25 01, 02