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DASC20012 Comparative Nutrition and Digestion

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 32 hours - 24 hrs lectures and 8 hours practicals
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Either of the above

AND

12.5 credit points in a first year Biology subject

Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

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

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Coordinator

Dr Kristy Digiacomo

Contact

kristyd@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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
Assessment:
  • Written assignment (1000 words) due after Week 8 of Semester (20%)
  • 1-hour multiple choice question mid-semester exam (20%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester exam (60%)

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum 90% of scheduled workshops/practical classes

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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
Notes:

This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).

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

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