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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
011595

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the relationship between diet, nutrition, exercise and health and on completion be able to provide general advice to apparently healthy clients.

Course content

Nutrient sufficiency and human needs (planning a healthy diet; nutritional status; macronutrients – their food sources, fate and use in the body; dietary fibre and health; micronutrients – human needs and dietary sources). Energy concepts (energy balance; weight control; obesity and methods of weight loss diets). Nutrition and lifestyle (nutritional issues in lifestyle diseases; diabetes, heart disease and cancer; designer foods – functional foods, healthy fats, genetically engineered foods; food safety).

Textbook(s)

Whitney, E N, Rolfes, S R, Crowe, T, Cameron-Smith, D & Walsh, A 2014, Understanding Nutrition - Australian and New Zealand Edition, 2nd edn, Thomson-Wadsworth, Melbourne, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100
BIOL 1051 Physiology Essentials 100

Students are only required to have one of the above courses for their prerequisite.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 11 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Research assignment - 25% 15 minutes
Quizzes Continuous 25% -
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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