Nutrition Research Minor Project
Run your own research project investigating the field of nutrition. Oversee data collection, analysis and interpretation. Exercise an ethical research approach, building to an oral presentation and a final project analysis at the end of the process.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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- Critically appraise the literature related to project area.
- Design and implement a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection.
- Apply the principles of ethical conduct of research.
- Analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques.
- Clearly communicate research findings through written and oral formats to a variety of audiences.
- • Project management skills development.
- • Conducting literature searches.
- • Reviewing research methodologies.
- • Understanding ethics.
- • Recruitment strategies.
- • Data collection tool development.
- • Data analysis and interpretation.
- • Importance of science communications.
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:
- LTU-DTN304-Nutritional Epidemiology and Research Skills
- LTU-DTN404-Nutritional Epidemiology and Research Skills (No longer available)
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)
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed DTN3NPO (Nutrition Project) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- 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. 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 small nutrition-related research project. The project will provide you with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. You are expected to attend workshops, work independently in self- directed learning, and meet regularly with your project supervisor.
Please note: this subject was previously known as Nutrition Project.
- 7 minute oral presentation + 400 word written abstract (25%)
- Final project report (2000 words) (50%)
- Research proposal (1,000 words) (25%)
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