Courses & Units

Food Studies CXA100



Core for Human Life Sciences students. This unit is offered in Launceston face to face and by distance.


This is a general nutrition unit which provides an overview of food and nutrition. It considers the influence of culture and ethnicity on food choice and explores the issues of food use from demographic, epidemiological and anthropological sources. It focuses on global and Australian food consumption trends as well as nutrition policy and health related issues. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary issues in food production from a 'paddock to plate' perspective as well as food law, food guidance systems and the relevance of food and nutrition throughout the life stages.


Unit name Food Studies
Unit code CXA100
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Ms Sandra Murray (Coordinator)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,321.00 069901

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  • HSC science, health studies or food studies


Teaching Pattern

1-2 hour lecture/tutorial (13 weeks), with flexibly delivered material and on-line discussion and support throughout semester.


Assignment 1: 1500 words (20%); Assignment 2: 2000 words (25%); On-Line Quiz (15%); Final 2-hr exam (40%).

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