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NUTR71-103: Nutrition Issues and Priorities


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 professional decision making in nutrition and dietetic practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,870

Learning outcomes

1. Describe personal, social, cultural, psychological, environmental and political factors influencing food and food use, food habits and diet and lifestyle.
2. Describe Australia's past, current and future food- and nutrition-related health issues and priorities.
3. Describe the aetiology of dietary intake and development and management of disease using socio-ecological analytical frameworks that focus on understanding their socio-cultural, biological, environmental and political determinants.
4. Apply critical methods and tools to assist prioritisation of nutrition effort to address identified nutrition issues and challenges.
5. Assess nutritional implications of changes to the food supply on individuals, groups and populations.
6. Identify appropriate material to support the development of education resources.
7. Describe and apply cultural awareness, nutrition issues and current policy and implementation frameworks for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diver

Enrolment requirements

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  • 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 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