Courses & Units

Food, Culture and Health CNA728

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Applicants need to have completed an undergraduate degree.


Consists of four individual modules that together provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the connections between food, culture and health from a global perspective. The unit provides a broad overview of many of the current debates occurring in an increasingly nutrition conscious world. The unit places changes to health care practice in relation to infant feeding, young child and family diet, within a cultural and historical context. Students are encouraged to understand how food related health issues result from the interplay between complex social, cultural, political and historical factors. At the completion of the unit students will have developed an insight into the food crisis in the developing world and its effects upon maternal and child health. As well, students will have an increased awareness of the social and cultural factors which have historically impacted upon diets in Australia.


Unit name Food, Culture and Health
Unit code CNA728
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences

Pauline Marsh

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Two assignments totalling 4500-words

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