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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

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Describe nutrient homeostatic mechanisms and how they prevent malnutrition states.
2. Apply knowledge of the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system and nutrient metabolism to nutrient utilisation and requirements and nutritional analysis.
3. Describe the role and challenges associated with nutrition throughout different life-stages.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018