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NUTR13-101: Human Nutrition


This subject applies knowledge of human physiology and biochemistry to examine the physiological and metabolic activity and function of nutrients in the context of human health, growth and development across the life-cycle. This subject provides a nutrition science basis for further applications in health care and professional practice.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: NUTR13-101
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Describe dietary recommendations for different life stages to promote health, normal development, and the prevention of disease. 2. Discuss digestion, absorption, and metabolism of foods and nutrients. 3. Apply evidence-based approaches to human nutrition, including examination of established and emerging areas of nutrition and health.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

NUTR11-101 Food, Nutrition and Health BMED12-114 Human Organ Systems 2