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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Manning

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HBHN and HBNTS for whom DTN3NPO is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPolgar, S and Thomas, S A


Edition/Volume7TH EDN



Chapter/article titleN/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.


Edition/Volume6th Ed

PublisherAllen & Unwin


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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

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 research literature
02. Design and implement appropriate data collection tools
03. Apply the principles of ethical conduct of research
04. Analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques
05. Clearly communicate research findings through written and oral formats to a variety of audiences

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Manning

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 20 - 21
One 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
Oral Presentations

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final project report (3,000 words)

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

One 5-minute oral presentation beside a poster display (250words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Research Proposal (1,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2