FOOD AND SOCIETIES

DTN3FSO

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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.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN3FSC, DTN302

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the history and future of food, both from a worldwide and Australian perspective

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, online modules, prescribed readings, assessment tasks

02. Evaluate basic food consumption patterns in Australia against trends in other countries.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, online modules, prescribed readings, assessment tasks

03. Analyse how sociological factors, such as culture, religion, socio-economic status, media and marketing affect food choice in individuals, groups, communities and populations.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, prescribed readings, assessment tasks

04. Evaluate how changes to food habits and trends in food and diet affect food intake.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, prescribed readings, assessment tasks

05. Analyse the influences of food labelling regulations and food policy, food technology, ecology and agriculture on Australian and worldwide food systems.

Activities:
Lecture, tutorial, prescribed readings, assessment tasks

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