NUTRITION RESEARCH MINOR PROJECT

DTN306

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will undertake a small research project in nutrition that can be taken individually or as part of a group project, where individual objectives for the student's project are met. The project will provide students with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. Students are expected to complete on-line modules, work independently in self-directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDTN404 OR DTN304
Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and have passed DTN404 or DTN304.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsDTN3NPO

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

Learning resources

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorStephen Polgar and Shane Thomas.

Year2013

Edition/Volume6th Edition

PublisherElsevier

ISBN9780702041945, 9780702058677

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJulie Pallant.

Year2016

Edition/Volume6th Edition

PublisherAllen & Unwin

ISBN9781760291952

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
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically appraise the literature related to project area
02. Design and implement a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection
03. Demonstrate understanding of and apply the principles of ethical conduct of research
04. Analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques
05. Develop practical experience in communicating research findings at a level appropriate for peers and key stakeholders.
06. Demonstrate the ability to communicate research findings in a scientific manner in the format of an original paper or review.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Synchronous Sessions

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Supervision meetings

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous session: facilitated-led discussion

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research proposal (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

5 minute multimedia presentation (250 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Final project report (2,500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

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

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 36 - 48
Six 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Synchronous session

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
Six 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Supervision meetings

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous session: facilitated-led discussion

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research proposal (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

5 minute multimedia presentation (250 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Final project report (2,500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6