|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject allows students to develop an awareness of the major physiological processes and metabolic basis of nutritional requirements; to understand the nutritional qualities of food, and develop skills to ensure a balanced diet can be formulated for a range of mammals; to be familiar with the impact of dietary imbalances; and to understand the role of food in behavioural, psychological and social contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be aware of:
- The physiological and metabolic basis of nutritional requirements
- The nutritional qualities of particular categories of food
- The principles and practices of feed evaluation and ration formulation
- The principles and diagnosis of nutritional imbalances and/or malnutrition
- Be familiar with computer based nutritional models and simulations to solve complex nutritional problems
On completion of the subject the students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Academic excellence
- Greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines and of the practical and ethical aspects of working in the nutrition industry
- The student's flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management
- Enhanced ability to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|AGRI10050||Agricultural Systems Biology||
|BIOL10004||Biology of Cells and Organisms||
|BIOL10002||Biomolecules and Cells||
Core participation requirements
Q Fever: It is a core participation requirement of this subject that students be vaccinated against Q Fever. Do not enrol into this subject if you are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated against Q Fever. For further information please go to: http://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/my-studies/q-fever
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Written practical/workshop assessments due after workshops approx. every second week (10%)
- Assignment (equiv. 500 words) due after Week 8 of Semester (10%)
- 1-hour multiple choice question mid-semester exam (20%)
- 2-hour end-of-semester exam (60%)
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Kristy Digiacomo Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 32 hours - 24 hrs lectures and 8 hours practicals Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).
It is a core participation requirement of this subject that students be vaccinated against Q Fever. Do not enrol into this subject if you are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated against Q Fever. For further information please go to: http://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/my-studies/q-fever
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Plant and Soil Science Major Production Animal Science Major Agricultural Economics Major Production Animal Health Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Major Sustainable Production
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.