Courses & Units

Advanced Concepts in Nutrition CXA324



CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition is designed to provide you with extended knowledge by investigating current developments in the knowledge base for nutrition science and extending upon the information that you have acquired throughout your degree. The unit is designed around a focus on independent student learning to assist with the scaffolding of new content knowledge, both in collaborative and individual settings. Several important areas surrounding the role of nutrition in both contributing to, and in the prevention of the most common chronic diseases will be investigated. This will include analysing current scientific literature and discussing the evidence-base for these areas in the context of current dietary guidelines and guidelines for several chronic diseases.


Unit name Advanced Concepts in Nutrition
Unit code CXA324
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Matthew (Matt) Sharman
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Dissect and analyse current knowledge detailing the role of nutrition in the causation and prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Develop applied skills relevant to producing evidence-based guidelines in the nutrition and health area to a wide range of individuals, with or without chronic disease.
  • Communicate and convince knowledge and practical recommendations using terminology appropriate to academics, health professionals, peers and community members.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • 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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Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Independent Learning – 8 hours (weekly)

AssessmentMid-semester test (30%)|Examination (40%)|Written Assignment (30%)
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