Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate practical skills 
  2. demonstrate practical skills in the laboratory and apply these skills to answering nutrition related questions
  3. competently prepare and cook a number of food items for both small and large scale food production
  4. apply knowledge of food science in the production of a number of food i
  • Topics

    • Measuring Basal Metabolic rate
    • Measuring the Glycaemic Index of Food
    • Microbiology
    • Food science in the kitchen
    • Food production from small to large quantities
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Study guide
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
    • Other Materials

      • Practicum

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

LTU-HBS202-Advanced Systems Physiology A
and
LTU-DTN201-Nutrition Fundamentals
and
LTU-BCM202-Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Special requirements

  • 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 students will undertake a series of interactive, application focused practical exercises that apply foundational knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and human nutrition. The aim of the subject is to instil concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable the application of these principles within a laboratory environment.   

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. 

  • Oral Presentation (500 words equivalent) (10%)
  • Online quizzes (1000 words eq) (20%)
  • Lab reports (2500 words equiv) (30%)
  • Lab Book (500 words) (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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