Courses & Units

Nutritional Assessment CXA228


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
Unit code CXA228
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Kiran Ahuja
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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CXA208 or CXA108


Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hours (6 weeks).

AssessmentNutrition Critique (30%)|Food Intake Plan (35%)|Presentation (35%)
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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
DAPA-Toolkit (
Lukaski H (Ed.), 2017. Body composition: health and performance in exercise and sport. CRC Press.
Stewart AD & Sutton L (Eds.), 2012. Body composition in Sport, Exercise and Health. Routledge.

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