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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 evidence based decision making in nutrition and dietetic practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,150
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,200

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

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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

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?24/05/2021
Cancellation 2?25/05/2021
Last enrolment22/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?30/05/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/06/2021
Teaching census?29/05/2021