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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
011605

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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 for students to develop client-centred dietary and exercise plans that consider environmental and sociocultural influences on weight, and demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between nutrient intake, energy output and weight management.

Course content

Nutritional, environmental and sociocultural influences on weight; aetiology and health impacts of underweight, overweight and obesity; assessment approaches in weight management; energy metabolism; regulation of eating behaviour, appetite control and body weight; energy nutrients and weight management; physical activity for health and weight management; impacts of different body mass on exercise and physical activity; evidenced based approaches to weight management; models of behaviour change and motivational strategies for weight management; eating disorders; childhood obesity.

Textbook(s)

Summerfield, L.M. 2012, Nutrition, Exercise & Behaviour: An integrated approach to weight management, 2nd Edition, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 2035 Physiology
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition
Group 2
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition
BIOL 1051 Physiology Essentials 100
Group 4
HLTH 2001 Human Nutrition
BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 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
Examination - 50% 2 hours
Case study group presentation 2000 words 25% -
Mid semester test - 25% 30 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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