PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN NUTRITION
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the major food sources, metabolism and storage of the major food molecules carbohydrate, protein and fat (the macronutrients), alcohol, vitamins and minerals (the micronutrients), and water, and be aware of the consequences of over and under-nutrition. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles of energy balance. Students will be introduced to techniques for measuring and evaluating nutrient adequacy of diets of individuals and populations, including the use of nutrient databases, nutrient reference standards and food guides. Students will also be introduced to simple techniques for measuring body composition of adults.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorGina Trakman
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZNDP, HBHN and must have passed the following: (HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB) or one of (CHE1GEN, CHE1BAS, CHE1CHF, CHE1APL) All other students require Coordinator's Approval
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HZHSDP, HZNDP or HBHN for whom DTN2PNU is core, then to other students until quota is reached.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Understanding nutrition: Australian and New Zealand edition
AuthorWhitney, E, Rolfes, S R, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A
PublisherCENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size100
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGina Trakman
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Intra-semester test (30 mins, 500 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
|Individual assignment assessing nutritional status (1500 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|
|Examination (2 hour, 2000 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|