NUTRITION RESEARCH MINOR PROJECT

DTN306

2020

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 Heath, 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

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and have passed DTN404 or DTN304.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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 TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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 using a multimedia presentation 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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 9 - 21
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 9 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research proposal (1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
5 minute multimedia presentation (250 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Final project report (3,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

On-Line, 2020, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research proposal (1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
5 minute multimedia presentation (250 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Final project report (3,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6