Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
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.
Your upfront cost: $0
Online and other materials
- 30 Nov 2020
The third university established in Victoria, La Trobe University has a diverse community of more than 33,000 students and staff. Its commitment to excellence in teaching and research prepares students to make a bold and positive impact in today's global community. La Trobe provides Open Universities Australia with its core tenets, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
QS RANKING 2020
Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Measure and record experimental data relevant to the practical skills required for food and nutrition sciences.
- Analyze 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 Glycaemic Index of Food
- Food science in the kitchen
- Food production from small to large quantities
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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)
- AttendanceDetails - Students will be required to attend La Trobe University's Melbourne campus for a 2 week intensive block.
- TravelDetails - Students will be required to spend 10 working days (Mon-Fri) 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.
- OtherDetails -
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.
Please note: this subject was previously known as DTN202 Food and Nutrition Practical Skills
In this subject you will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises that apply theory knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and human nutrition. The aim of the subject is to instill concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable you to apply these principles within a laboratory environment . This is one of the core-choice subjects in 3rd Year and spaces are limited.
Students will be required to spend 10 working days (Mon - Fri) 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.
- Online quizzes (equivalent to 600 words) (20%)
- Laboratory manual (17000 words) (40%)
- Laboratory reports (equivalent to 3000 words) (40%)
Textbook information is pending.