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 Matt Sharman
Available as an 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 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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.

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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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentEvidence-Based Report (30%)|Student Presentation (30%)|Examination (40%)
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