INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION

DTN1NHW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will study the major food sources and the functions of macronutrients (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, including the principles of a healthy diet for athletes.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJessica Biesiekierski

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will complete online learning modules over the course of the semester. These modules involve reading/viewing materials online as well as reading the textbook and responding to questions and tasks that will prepare you to complete the formal assessment tasks and online quizzes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsDTN101

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Understanding Nutrition, Australia & New Zealand edition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorTim Crowe

Year2019

Edition/Volume4th 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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe 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 macronutrients (energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, alcohol)
04. Apply simple techniques to measure body composition of individuals.
05. Apply simple dietary analysis techniques to assess diets.
06. Describe the role of the Australian Dietary Guidelines in health, and the application of food guides in assessing diets of populations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTeagan Kucianski

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

 Fad diet online blog (850-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)

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

1.5 hours online quizzes (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTeagan Kucianski

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

 Fad diet online blog (850-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)

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

1.5 hours online quizzes (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTeagan Kucianski

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

 Fad diet online blog (850-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)

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

1.5 hours online quizzes (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTeagan Kucianski

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

 Fad diet online blog (850-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)

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

1.5 hours online quizzes (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6