Subject details

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

  1. critically appraise the literature related to project area
  2. design and implement a data collection tool, and gain practical skills in data collection    
  3. demonstrate understanding of and apply the principles of ethical conduct of research
  4. analyse and interpret data using simple statistical techniques
  5. develop practical experience in communicating research findings using a multimedia presentation at a level appropriate for peers and key stakeholders
  6. demonstrate the ability to communicate research findings in a scientific manner in the format of an original paper or review.
    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Study guide
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

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

LTU-DTN201-Nutrition Fundamentals
LTU-DTN404-Nutritional Epidemiology and Research Skills

Special requirements

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    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 Nutrition Project.

In this subject students will undertake a small research project in nutrition that can be undertaken individually or as part of a group project, where individual objectives for the student’s project are met. The project will provide students with experience and skills in project management, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, critical analysis, and preparation of a scientific report. Students are expected to complete on-line modules, work independently in self-directed learning, and meet regularly with their project supervisor.

  • 5 min audiovisual presentation (15%)
  • 3000 word project report (60%)
  • Research Proposal – 1000 words (25%)

Textbook information is pending.

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