NUTRITION PROJECT

DTN3NPO

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will undertake a small nutrition-related research project. The project will provide you with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. You are expected to attend workshops, work independently in self- directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBHN and must have passed DTN2PNU; OR Must be admitted in HBHNHK. All other students require Subject Coordinator approval.

Co-requisites DTN3EPO

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Research in the Health Sciences,RecommendedPolgar, S and Thomas, S A 20197TH EDN CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, UK, EDINBURGH
ReadingsSPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSSRecommendedJulie Pallant. 6th Ed. 2016Allen & Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise research literature

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

02. Design and implement appropriate data collection tools

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

03. Apply the principles of ethical conduct of research

Activities:
On-line self directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

04. Analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

05. Clearly communicate research findings through written and oral formats to a variety of audiences

Activities:
On-line self-directed modules, meetings with supervisors, attendance of relevant workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Quota due to limited project availability. Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in HBHN for whom DTN3NPO is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAshley Ng

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two hour workshop per week for 10 weeks of Semester two starting week 2 of Semester"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 20 - 21
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Oral Presentations"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final project report (3,000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250 word equivalent)15 01, 04, 05
Research Proposal (1,000 words)25 01, 02