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NUTR71-103: Nutrition Issues and Priorities

Description

This subject explores historical, contemporary and future food and nutrition issues and priorities in developing and developed countries. It critically examines the etiology of these challenges from a food and nutrition system perspective and the economic, social, environmental and individual physical burden of diet-related disease and disability. This subject develops pre-requisite knowledge and critical reasoning skills relevant to evidence based decision making in nutrition and dietetic practice.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: NUTR71-103
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,310.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,400.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,570.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,850.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe personal, social, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors influencing food and food use, food habits and diet and lifestyle.
  2. Describe past, current and future food- and nutrition-related health issues and priorities in Australia and internationally.
  3. Describe the impact of healthcare systems and public policy on nutrition and dietetic practice.
  4. Analyse the determinants and potential interventions for diet-related disease using socio-ecological analytical frameworks.
  5. Describe food systems and the nutritional implications of changes to the food supply on individuals, groups and populations.
  6. Describe cultural awareness, nutrition issues and current policy and implementation frameworks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  7. Describe the governance of dietetic practice, including professional regulation, scope and ethical practice requirements.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63039 - Graduate Certificate of Nutrition OR CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 15/05/2023
Subject start: 15/05/2023
Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
Teaching census: 09/06/2023