INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION

DTN1NHW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students 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. Students 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 Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

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

Readings

Understanding Nutrition, Australia & New Zealand edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTim Crowe

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherCengage

ISBNN/A

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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. 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-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Evaluation of a fad diet (850-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Three online quizzes (30 minutes each; 20 questions, 1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Evaluation of a fad diet (850-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Three online quizzes (30 minutes each; 20 questions, 1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Evaluation of a fad diet (850-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Three online quizzes (30 minutes each; 20 questions, 1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrooke Devlin

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Evaluation of a fad diet (850-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
One individual dietary analysis (report) (1,400-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Three online quizzes (30 minutes each; 20 questions, 1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6