Food and Nutrition Practical Skills - 2018

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Unit summary

DTN202

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Presentation - Oral Presentation (10%) , Quizzes - Online quizzes (1000 words eq) (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,450.00

Food and Nutrition Practical Skills is a practical-based subject where you will build upon the theory of a number of subjects within the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. The practical elements will enable you to apply for a Master program in Dietetics once you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. The practical elements will focus on four blocks: biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition and food science and food skills. Students will be required to attend La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus for a 2 week intensive block.  

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate practical skills 
  2. demonstrate practical skills in the laboratory and apply these skills to answering nutrition related questions
  3. competently prepare and cook a number of food items for both small and large scale food production
  4. apply knowledge of food science in the production of a number of food items.
  • Presentation — Oral Presentation (10%)
  • Quizzes — Online quizzes (1000 words eq) (30%)
  • Report — Lab reports (2500 words equiv) (60%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Includes Placement — Students will be required to attend La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus for a 2 week intensive block.
  • Other special requirement — This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Measuring Basal Metabolic rate
2Measuring the Glycaemic Index of Food
3Microbiology
4Food science in the kitchen
5Food production from small to large quantities
6Biochemistry
7Physiology

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Study Guide

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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