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).
|Unit name||Human Nutrition|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Matthew (Matt) Sharman|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
- 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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CXA208
Face-to-face, 2 hour lectures weekly, 2 hour tutorial/practical weekly (13 weeks).
|Assessment||Test (30%)|Examination (40%)|Dietary Analysis Assignment. (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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