Courses & Units

Community and Public Health Nutrition CXA214



This is a practical unit providing students with an overview of public health nutrition principles and practices. Students will develop an understanding of public health nutrition priorities such as obesity prevention; economic, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities; international nutrition; food systems and food safety legislation referring to legal and regulatory considerations as appropriate. This unit includes a practical component dealing with food handling, food hygiene and cooking principles at Drysdale TasTAFE.


Unit name Community and Public Health Nutrition
Unit code CXA214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Ms Sandra Murray

Teaching staff

Ms Sandra Murray

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 069901

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CXA108 or CXA208 or equivalent.




Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (8 weeks), 3 x 3-hr practical sessions, 1 x off-campus visit approximately 3-hrs, readings and online components.


Assignment 1 (2000 words) (25%); Asssignment 2 (1000 words) (10%); Group project (500 words & 12min presentation) (25%), Final 2-hr exam (40%).

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