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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop an informed and critical understanding of the personal, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors influencing food, food use and food habits for individuals, communities and populations. Through readings and media, discussion and assignments we will look at cuisines from other cultures and the effects of multiculturalism on Australian culinary culture. You will develop an understanding of how the role of food has changed from ancient times to present day, and be introduced to monitoring and surveillance data used to understand factors influencing patterns and trends in food consumption worldwide. You will also be introduced to food labelling and how food policy, food technologies, ecology and agriculture influence the food system. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written works and a multi media presentation.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of 120 credit points at any level OR must be enrolled in HBHNHK - Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Hong Kong) articulation program


Incompatible subjectsDTN302 OR DTN3FSC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Evaluate the history and future of food, both from a worldwide and Australian perspective
02. Evaluate basic food consumption patterns in Australia against trends in other countries.
03. Analyse how sociological factors, such as culture, religion, socio-economic status, media and marketing affect food choice in individuals, groups, communities and populations.
04. Evaluate how changes to food habits and trends in food and diet affect food intake.
05. Analyse the influences of food labelling regulations and food policy, food technology, ecology and agriculture on Australian and worldwide food systems.

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