Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The Honours program is of approximately nine months duration and commences early February. Honours in Human Nutrition aims to provide students with research skills to enable students to independently conduct a research project in their chosen area of nutrition and report the findings of their work in a scientific format. The skills and capabilities gained in this year-long subject include independent thinking, critical evaluation of literature, selection of appropriate experimental designs, practical application of nutrition research tools, data analysis and interpretation and oral and written communication of findings.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition with Honours


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must have achieved a minimum WAM of 70 in HBHN Bachelor of Human Nutrition to be offered a place in the honours program or subject can be taken with Subject Coordinator's approval.

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. Critically appraise the different types of study designs and apply findings to the project aims and methods to develop technical and cognitive skills to design and use research in a project.
02. Analyse data using appropriate technical skills to design and implement a project
03. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge adhering to PRISMA Guidelines
04. Implement a research project using initiative and judgement
05. Clearly and coherently communicate research findings to peers

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Attendance at tutorials and relevant seminars and meet with supervisor regularly.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Systematic Literature Review (7000 words) and project proposal (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Critical analysis of paper (two-hour exam)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
One 15-min oral presentation (750 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5