Undergraduate | LTU-DTN203 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply principles of nutrition and dietary assessment, including quantitative and qualitative dietary analysis methods to population groups and individuals, and analyse the suitability of methodologies across a range of scenarios.
- Explain and evaluate methods used to measure and estimate energy balance, energy expenditure, physical activity and fitness, body mass, and body composition.
- Communicate physical and dietary assessment outcomes in a culturally sensitive, ethical, and honest manner to maintain the integrity and dignity of nutrition professionals and the individual.
- Recognise and assess own limitations and demonstrate the ability to refer to other professionals in accordance with nutrition professionals scope of practice and values.
- Evaluating Diet Adequacy of Individuals and Populations
- Nutrient Databases
- Food Guides
- Measuring Body Composition of Adults
- Energy Balance
- Scope of Practice
This subject focuses on assessment tools commonly used by nutritionists. You will learn about and utilise multiple techniques for measuring and evaluating diet adequacy of individuals and populations, including the use of nutrient databases, nutrient reference standards and food guides. Techniques for measuring body composition of adults and principles of energy balance are also discussed and applied. Scope of practice of nutrition professionals is introduced and discussed via case studies including how and when to refer on to other health professionals trained to manage complex cases.
- One 30-minute online quiz. This is an early assessment. (10%)
- 2000-word equivalent report on dietary assessment and analysis (40%)
- 800-word equivalent referral letter to allied health professional (30%)
- 10-minute multimedia presentation (20%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-HUN-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: HBFN
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses