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Food for a Healthy Planet III (UNIB30010)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeUNIB30010
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

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

Assessment

Description

  • Assignment 1 (1000 words) due approximately week 5 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (1000 words) due approximately week 8 (25%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorJulia Steenkamp
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials. A total of 36 hours.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • 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.

Last updated: 23 January 2019