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Food for a Healthy Planet III (UNIB30010)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeUNIB30010
Semester 1
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Food for a Healthy Planet III is about the many facets of modern food systems and the roles, availability and requirements demanded of food in Australia and internationally. Changing dietary requirements by consumers and changing expectations about the desired characteristics of the products of the food supply systems raises challenges thruoghout food value chains, from producer to consumer. Community level interactions with food will be considered by examining food security within our society in terms of how urban environments impact food security, including access to fresh, healthy and safe foods. Economic aspects of food aid, modern relationships to food and anthropological approaches to food and sustainable human societies will be discussed. Food for a Healthy Planet III examines these issues in terms of scale and considers the levels of physiology, the environment and across cultures. This subject deals with these challenges, their nature and the solutions.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to:

  • Articulate and communicate knowledge on diverse topics related to food
  • Have a deep understanding on the complex nature of food, its components and their effects on human health
  • Have developed an appreciation of the role of food security in communities
  • Appreciate the relationships between food, culture and identity

Generic skills

This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to:

• Think critically and organise knowledge
• Derive, interpret and analyse information from primary and secondary sources
• Demonstrate awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology
• Demonstrate both written and oral communication skills
• Participate in a discussion group and develop a logical argument to support a particular position
• Participate effectively as a member of a team
• Plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects

Last updated: 11 October 2019