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Monitoring Food and Nutrition Intake (NUTR30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeNUTR30002
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The subject will introduce students to the concepts of human food history, the food supply system food composition and processing, contemporary food supply and intake, nutrition assessment and monitoring at the individual and population level, nutritional standards of reference, dietary advice and food guidance systems and food law. Particular attention is given to methods of measuring food and nutrient intake and applying scientific reasoning and problem solving in evaluating results against established nutrient intake guidelines.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the unit students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of changes in human food intake patterns and health consequences;
  • Understand the principles of nutritional references standards and their application;
  • Demonstrate knowledge with the Australian food composition databases and their application;
  • Be aware of the history, composition and uses of the Australian Dietary Guidelines;
  • Perform dietary analysis using various food intake survey tools;
  • Describe the basics of food law in Australia as contained in the Food Standards Code;
  • Demonstrate an ability to use scientific reasoning and problem solving to interpret and manipulate scientific data from national food and nutrition intake surveys.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Critical and analytical research skills
  • Ability to research data systemically and integrate knowledge from these sources
  • Communication skills, through written and tutorial engagement
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to explain theories
  • Time management

Last updated: 31 July 2019