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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.

Summary 2020

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



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About Census Dates




CXA108 or CXA208 or equivalent.




Teaching Pattern

2-hr tutorial (10 weeks), and self directed study (7 hours per week).  Students are also required to attend PEP for a total of eight hours (four hours for two weeks of semester).

  1. Report 500 words, Weight: 10%
  2. Journal 1000 words, Weight: 15%
  3. Presentation, Weight: 15%
  4. Report 2000 words, Weight: 20%
  5. Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours, Weight: 40%
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