Subject details

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. apply a broad theoretical knowledge to describe and discuss the nature of human nutrition and the use of the evidence-based approach in this field;
  2. apply a broad range of theoretical and technical knowledge to describe the contribution of diet to the development of various diseases and/or the maintenance of health;
  3. use judgment and responsibility to discuss controversial statements about the contribution of diet to health; and
  4. analyse and evaluate dietary intake and energy expenditure data to determine whether diets are adequate and healthful.
    • Topics are available to enrolled students in the unit Moodle site.

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - • Access to a computer • Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
  • SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
  • TravelDetails - Travel may be required to complete invigilated examination.

This subject explores some current issues in human nutrition. Topics include the evidence-based approach, diet and health, and dietary assessment.

Assessment 1 - Online quiz. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 2 - Essay. Critique of nutritional literature. It is mandatory to attempt and submit this assessment. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4. Word Count: 1500. Assessment 3 - Essay. Analysis of dietary intake and a written report. It is mandatory to attempt and submit this assessment. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4. Word Count: 1500. Final Examination - The final examination is mandatory to pass in order to pass this unit. To pass the unit the student must attempt and submit all assessment tasks. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4. The examination is offered as both a paper-based examination and an online examination. Students nominate their preference. For more information about UNE examinations please go to:

  • Assessment 1 - Online Quiz (10%)
  • Assessment 2 - Essay (20%)
  • Assessment 3 - Essay (20%)
  • Final Invigilated Examination (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.