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 and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern



Two assignments totalling 4500-words

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