INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION

DTN101

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will study the major food sources and the functions of macro-nutrients (energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate) and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Principles of energy balance (energy intake and energy expenditure), basic techniques for assessment of nutrient adequacy of individual diets and simple techniques for assessing body composition will be explored. You will also be introduced to the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the use of food guides in assessing the diets of populations.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Coldrey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities in this subject include online learning activities, enquiry-based learning activities, and a practical assignment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsDTN111 AND DTN1NHW

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding nutrition: Australian and New Zealand

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWhitney, E, Rolfes, S R, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A

Year2017

Edition/Volume3rd edition

PublisherCengage

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use the basic principles of energy balance to determine an individual's energy balance status.
02. Identify and describe common food sources of selected micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
03. Identify and describe the main food sources of macro-nutrients (energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, alcohol)
04. Apply simple techniques to measure body composition of individuals.
05. Apply simple dietary analysis techniques to assess your own diet.
06. Describe the role of the Australian Dietary Guidelines in health, and the application of food guides in assessing diets of populations.

Subject options

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Coldrey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online Q and A session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evaluation of a diet (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Individual dietary analysis report (1400 words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four online quizzes (20 minutes each, 20 questions) (1350 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Coldrey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 23 - 35
Five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 35
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Online Q and A session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evaluation of a diet (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Individual dietary analysis report (1400 words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four online quizzes (20 minutes each, 20 questions) (1350 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Coldrey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 36 - 48
Five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Online Q and A session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evaluation of a diet (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Individual dietary analysis report (1400 words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four online quizzes (20 minutes each, 20 questions) (1350 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Coldrey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 49 - 0
Five 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Online synchronous sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 49 - 0
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Online Q and A session

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evaluation of a diet (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Individual dietary analysis report (1400 words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Four online quizzes (20 minutes each, 20 questions) (1350 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6