HUMN240 Issues in Human Nutrition I

Updated: 29 August 2012
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 24cp
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HUMN340
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Nicola King (nking20@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit explores some current issues in human nutrition. Topics include the evidence-based approach, diet and health, and dietary assessment. The unit is equivalent to 39 lectures. Assessment is 40% from assignments and 60% from one examination.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Understanding Human Nutrition

ISBN: 9781133108535
Whitney, E.N. and Rolfes, S.R., Cengage Learning 12th revised ed. 2011

Note: Includes dietary guidelines Or ISBN 9781133587521, 13th ed.

Text refers to: Trimesters 1, 2 and 3, Off Campus

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition

ISBN: 9781449646431
Fink, H.H., Burgoon, L.A. and Mikesky, A.E., Elsevier 3rd ed. 2011

Note: Recommended for students studying exercise or sports science.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, Off Campus

Wardlaw's Nutrition

ISBN: 9781743071465
Wardlaw, G.M. and Smith, A.M., McGraw Hill 1st ed. 2012

Text refers to: Trimester 3, Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Assessment 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Test

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4 GA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assignment 2 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Online task.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4 GA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Examination 2 hrs 60%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4 GA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. describe and discuss the nature of human nutrition and the use of the evidence-based approach in human nutrition;
  2. describe the contribution of diet to the development of various diseases and/or the maintenance of health;
  3. discuss controversial statements about the contribution of diet to health; and
  4. evaluate dietary data to determine whether diets are adequate and healthful.

Graduate Attributes (GA)
Attribute Taught Assessed Practised
1
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates of this unit will be fully conversant with current issues in human nutrition.

True True True
2
Communication Skills

Graduates of this unit will be comfortable with contacting and collaborating with others especially within the electronic domain.

True True
3
Global Perspectives

Graduates of this unit will be intimately aware of the global implications of human nutrition particulary with respect to health.

True True True
4
Information Literacy

A graduate of this unit will be able to handle and analyse a wealth of information form different sources in order to draw sensible conclusions.

True True True
5
Life-Long Learning

Graduates of this unit will be familiar with the constantly changing face of human nutrition and that knowledge requires regular updating.

True True
6
Problem Solving

Graduates of this unit will be comfortable transferring and adapting knowledge gained into problem-solving skills.

True True True
7
Social Responsibility

Graduates of this unit will be familiar with the social implications arising in the field of human nutrition.

True