FOOD AND NUTRITION PRACTICAL SKILLS

DTN202

2018

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-ordinatorTom Samiric

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.

Co-requisitesN/A

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.

Readings

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.

Activities:
Practical sessions, quizzes.

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

Activities:
Practical sessions.

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

Activities:
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.

Activities:
Laboratory reports, online quizzes

05. Work collaboratively and productively in a team environment.

Activities:
Practical sessions, oral presentation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, OUA Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Quota due to limited access to laboratory space Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Samiric

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 22 - 34
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Lectures will introduce you to the practical program for DTN202 and orientation to campus"

Practical Week: 22 - 34
Fourteen 3.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Practical Week: 22 - 34
Five 4.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
Four 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"Synchronous Sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)Online quiz addressing the pre-practical preparation and post practical knowledge tests20 01, 04
Laboratory reports (2500 words)Reports based on data collected and analyzed during the face-to-face intensive30 01, 02, 03, 04
Oral Presentation (500 words)Group presentation based on work completed during the face-to-face intensive10 01, 02, 05
Lab Book (500 words)Questions in lab books to be completed during lab classes40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, OUA Study Period 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Quota due to limited access to laboratory space Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Samiric

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 48
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"Lectures will introduce you to the practical program for DTN202 and orientation to campus"

Practical Week: 48
Fourteen 3.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Practical Week: 48
Five 4.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 48 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 48
Four 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 48 and delivered via online.
"Synchronous Sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)Online quiz addressing the pre-practical preparation and post practical knowledge tests20 01, 04
Laboratory reports (2500 words)Reports based on data collected and analyzed during the face-to-face intensive30 01, 02, 03, 04
Oral Presentation (500 words)Group presentation based on work completed during the face-to-face intensive10 01, 02, 05
Lab Book (500 words)Questions in lab books to be completed during lab classes40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05