FOOD AND NUTRITION PRACTICAL SKILLS

HBS301

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises that apply theory knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and human nutrition. The aim of the subject is to instil concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable you to apply these principles within a laboratory environment. This is one of the core-choice subjects in 3rd Year and spaces are limited.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStuart James

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA and have successfully completed the following subjects: DTN201 and HBS202 and HBS204 and BCM202.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period. Students will be required to spend 10 working days (Mon-Fri) at the Bundoora Campus of La Trobe University to complete an intensive block of practical laboratory classes. Students are responsible for costs associated with travel and accommodation while completing the intensive. Students will also be responsible for purchasing a lab coat and safety glasses for practical class.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSilverthorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated ApproachRecommendedDee Unglaub Silverthorn, 2016Pearson, Global Edition 7ed
ReadingsLehninger Principles of Biochemistry (2012)RecommendedDavid L Nelson & Michael M CoxW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Measure and record experimental data relevant to the practical skills required for food and nutrition sciences.

Activities:
Laboratory practical sessions (on campus intensive), laboratory manuals, laboratory report.

02. Analyze experimental data to draw evidence-based conclusions.

Activities:
Laboratory Practical sessions (on campus intensive), online quizzes, laboratory manuals, laboratory report.

03. Prepare written scientific reports consistent with industry discipline standards.

Activities:
Laboratory reports, laboratory manuals

04. Demonstrate practical skills and laboratory safety for food and nutrition sciences.

Activities:
Laboratory practical sessions (on campus intensive), online quizzes, laboratory manuals, laboratory report.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, OUA Study Period 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Quota due to limited access to laboratory space Enrolments accepted until quota is reached. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the HBFN at La Trobe.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart James

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 49
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.
"Lectures to introduce the practical program for HBS301 and orientation to campus "

Practical Week: 49
Fourteen 3.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Practical Week: 49
Five 4.0 hours practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via blended.
"Application of practical skills for chemistry, physiology and nutrition."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 49
Four 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.
"Synchronous Sessions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 600 words)Online quiz addressing the pre-practical preparation and post practical knowledge tests20 02, 04
Laboratory reports (equivalent to 3000 words)Reports based on data collected and analyzed during the face-to-face intensive40 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory Manual (1700 words)Questions in laboratory manuals to be completed during laboratory practical sessions.40 01, 02, 03, 04