Nutrition Research Minor Project - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Presentation - 10min audiovisual presentation (25%) , Project Report 1 - 3000 word project report (60%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

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

Please note: this unit was previously known as Nutrition Project.

In this subject students will undertake a small research project in nutrition that can be undertaken individually or as part of a group project, where individual objectives for the student’s project are met. The project will provide students with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. Students are expected to complete on-line modules, work independently in self-directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.

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

  1. critically appraise the literature related to project area
  2. design a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection    
  3. demonstrate understanding of and apply the principles of ethical conduct of research
  4. analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques
  5. develop practical experience in communicating research findings using a multimedia presentation at a level appropriate for peers and key stakeholders
  6. write a research report in the format of an original paper or review paper.
  • Presentation — 10min audiovisual presentation (25%)
  • Project Report 1 — 3000 word project report (60%)
  • Research Assignment — Record of literature searches (15%)

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.

  • 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.

1Overview of the subject and assignment tasks
2Abstract tutorial workshop
3Data synthesis and analysis using SPSS
4How to write a good paper. How to deliver a good oral presentation
5Oral presentation
6Final troubleshooting project analysis and paper synthesis with supervisor and coordinator

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • 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.

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