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NUTR11-101: Food, Nutrition and Health

Description

This subject examines the relationship between food, nutrition and human health. It provides an introduction to nutrients, nutrient food sources, nutrient functions and deficiency states and the role of nutrition in human health and development. Students use this knowledge to critically examine major nutrition challenges of our time, including obesity, micro-nutrient malnutrition and the role of nutrition in human performance.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeNUTR11-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the nature, food source and physiological role of the major nutrients in terms of normal human health and development.
2. Identify and describe the signs and symptoms of major nutrient deficiency and toxicity states.
3. Discuss the role of nutrition and diet in the etiology of major nutrition-related disease states.
4. Describe and use existing evidence-based frameworks developed to support dietary guidance and nutrition assessment.
5. Discuss the contribution optimal nutrition makes to human development and performance.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018