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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Matt Sharman (Coordinator), SHS staff

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

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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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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Teaching Pattern

1x 120mins lecture weekly, 1 x 120mins tutorial weekly


3,000 written assignment (30%), mid-semester test (30%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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