Courses & Units

Human Nutrition CXA108

Launceston

Introduction

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 individuals. It will introduce methods used to assess food intake and data analysis by the use of food composition tables, in relation to Nutrient Reference Values used in Australia. This unit is intended to provide a basis for further study in the area of nutrition. You will re-encounter several of the topics covered in subsequent units (CXA209 Nutrition through the Lifecycle, CXA228 Nutritional Assessment and CXA385 Nutrition and disease).

Summary

Unit name Human Nutrition
Unit code CXA108
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Matthew (Matt) Sharman
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire detailed knowledge of the nutritional requirements for, and fates of the major macro and micro nutrients and the roles of these nutrients in chronic disease, and the changing nutrient needs over the lifespan.
  • Develop applied skills relevant to the area of nutrition including ability to calculate ideal body weight, find and interpret up to date research on nutrition, and analyse the diet of and provide appropriate dietary recommendations to a wide range of individuals.
  • Communicate appropriate knowledge and practical recommendations using terminology appropriate to academic staff, peers and case study clients.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CXA208

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face-to-face, 2 hour lectures weekly, 2 hour tutorial/practical weekly (13 weeks).

AssessmentTest (30%)|Examination (40%)|Dietary Analysis Assignment. (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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