Undergraduate Certificate in Functional Food and Nutrition (50B)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

Nutrition means supplying our bodies with the nutrients required to feed our cells and to keep us alive. Nutrients can be acquired through various vitamins and supplements, but ultimately we need food to keep our bodies happy and healthy.  Without these nutrients, we fall ill and our bodies don’t receive the nutrients required to grow and thrive.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Functional Foods and Nutrition is structured to provide you with key insights into fundamental areas of nutrition science including health information and determinants for well-being, basic nutrition (chemistry and biology) and food as complementary medicine.

You will explore the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors,  understand different methods of determining human health and how this information can be used to inform health policy and practice, and explore the role and function of macro and micronutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and individuals. We will also introduce you to methods used to assess food intake and data analysis using food composition tables, in relation to Nutrient Reference Values used in Australia.

Through completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Functional Food and Nutrition, you enter into a world of further possibilities in the Nutrition sector.

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1. Evaluate knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in nutrition and food science.

2. Apply nutrition and functional food concepts, principles and practices to develop and present ideas and information relevant to human health.

3. Communicate evidence-based health-related food and nutrition information to diverse audiences using written and technology-supported modes.

Career outcomes

What we eat is one of the most important components of  basic human survival. What we consume impacts so many elements of our health and well-being and is a determinant for overall health outcomes. It’s serious stuff, and knowledge through evidence-based research is one of the most important skills you can arm yourself with. Through completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Functional Food and Nutrition, you enter into a world of further possibilities in the Nutrition sector.

Nutrition and Dietetics falls under the Allied Health banner, a sector which is due to see a 16% growth in employment over the next four years according to the Labour Force Survey June 2019 . Prevention is better than cure, and nutrition is the first step in building healthy communities.

Students may be eligible to articulate to 53H Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Course structure

Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit sets the foundation for the study of food and its components. It will describe the role and function of macro and micronutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose one of the following units.  Note: KMA003 should be chosen if you do not have a Mathematics background.
   

The subject is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures and tutorials.Mathematics Foundation Unit aims to cover pre-tertiary mathematics required for students who are planning to study science, engineering, computing or commerce at tertiary level. A brief look at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
LauncestonSemester 2
Launceston5 Week Session Jan A
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle Coast5 Week Session Jan A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Students may be eligible to articulate to 53H Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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