This unit covers assessment of the nutritional status of individuals, groups, communities and populations using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary and ecological methods. In this unit students have the opportunity to examine a variety of approaches to measuring food and nutrition within the Australian context and the application of these measures for improving health. The design and use of diet histories, food records, health surveys, food frequency questionnaires and anthropometric measures are evaluated. Practical skills in nutrition assessment and monitoring are also developed.
|Unit name||Nutritional Assessment|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Kiran Ahuja|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Describe the rationale for assessing food intake and nutritional status among Australians
- Measure, analyse and interpret food intake and nutritional status at the individual, community and population levels
- Compare the benefits and limitations of nutrition assessment methods commonly used in Australia
- Use nutritional assessment data to develop strategies for improving the health of Australians
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
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PrerequisitesCXA208 or CXA108
Tutorial – 2 hours (6 weeks).
|Assessment||Food Intake Plan (35%)|Presentation (35%)|Nutrition Critique (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Munoz N & Bernstein M, 2019. Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications. Jones and Bartlett Learning. 1st Edition. ISBN: 9781284127669 https://www.vitalsource.com/en-au/products/nutrition-assessment-clinical-andresearch-nancy-munoz-and-melissa-v9781284167863?term=9781284167863
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