This unit provides third year students with an opportunity to select and undertake either (a) a brief research project in an area of interest with members of the Food, Nutrition & Dietetics staff; or (b) a work-based placement in the field of nutrition. Both the research and work-based placements enable the student to undertake a structured work experience program as an integral part of their degree course. Gaining practical experience in their chosen field enables students to test interest and ability in these areas.

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HHN2001 - Family Health and Nutrition Through the Lifespan

HHN2402 - Diet & Disease

HHN2401 - Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment

RBM3960 - Nutritional Frontiers

HHN3601 - Nutrition Communication & Education

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise, interpret and reference scientific literature on a selected topic or hypothesis;  
  2. Construct a report of project experience in an appropriate and professional style according to specified conventions and accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiences;  
  3. Critically reflect on how their project experience has assisted their understanding of nutritional principles and knowledge;  
  4. Critique data and results, integrating findings with contemporary or emerging evidence or knowledge and interrogating its scientific and personal significance.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Oral presentation of Project report (20 minutes) 15%
Report Scientific/Professional report (3,500 words) 70%
Practicum Supervisor assessment of lab skills or community engagement/work 15%
Total combined assessment word equivalence is approximately 5,000 words.

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