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Food and Nutrition Practical Skills
Experience food science in the kitchen. Experiment in the lab with nutritional and biochemical tests. Study food and nutrition theory, biochemistry and physiology. Put theory into practice as you prepare and cook food in small and large quantities.
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- 27 Nov 2023
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- Measure and record experimental data relevant to the practical skills required for food and nutrition sciences.
- Analyse experimental data to draw evidence-based conclusions.
- Prepare written scientific reports consistent with industry discipline standards.
- Demonstrate practical skills and laboratory safety for food and nutrition sciences.
- • Measuring basal metabolic rate.
- • Measuring the glycemic index of food.
- • Microbiology.
- • Food science in the kitchen.
- • Food production from small to large quantities.
- • Biochemistry.
- • Physiology.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Please note: This subject has a limited capacity and approval from the Subject Coordinator is required prior to enrolling with OUA. Approval of enrolment is based on academic merit and successful completion of prerequisite subjects. You must ensure you have space in your study plan to undertake the subject as an elective. Students intending to enrol must first email the Subject Coordinator Stuart James Stuart.James@latrobe.edu.au for approval. Students will be notified of the outcome by the subject coordinator via email and contacted by OUA if permission has been granted to enrol. On-campus practical dates are communicated with students approved for enrolment. If you have questions regarding the specific dates, please contact the subject coordinator.
- Attendance requirements - Students will be required to spend 10 working days at the Bundoora campus at La Trobe University to complete an intensive block of practical laboratory classes. Students are responsible for costs associated with travel and accommodation while completing the intensive.
- Travel requirements - Students will be required to spend 10 working days at the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University to complete an intensive block of practical laboratory classes. Students are responsible for costs associated with travel and accommodation while completing the intensive. Students will also be responsible for purchasing a lab coat and safety glasses for practical class.
- Other requirements - This subject is available through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the course is restricted for enrolment. Single subject enrolments for restricted subjects are not available at OUA, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/apply/pathways/single-subject-entry for further information. This is one of the core-choice subjects in 3rd Year and spaces are limited. Students who successfully complete two from the four open enrolment subjects (HBS101, DTN101, CHM101, PHE102) may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition to be eligible to enrol in all other non-open access subjects offered in the degree.
In this subject you will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises that apply theory of biochemistry, physiology and human nutrition within a laboratory environment. This subject is delivered as an on-campus intensive program.
Please note: this subject was previously known as DTN202 Food and Nutrition Practical Skills
- Online quizzes (equivalent to 600 words) (20%)
- Laboratory report (equivalent to 1500 words) (30%)
- Laboratory Manual (2000 words) (50%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).