The Nutrition Challenges Capstone involves a negotiated, authentic, project-based activity that responds to a local, national or global nutrition 'challenges' and closely relates to professional work in the nutrition field. Students will synthesise and apply their learning across the degree program, demonstrate holistically their development of graduate capabilities and successfully negotiate the transition to their next career stage.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HHN3605

Prerequisites

HHN2001 - Family Health and Nutrition Through the Lifespan

HHN2402 - Diet & Disease

HHN2401 - Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment

RBM3960 - Nutritional Frontiers

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map the research process including design, ethical issues and evidence-based practice and Integrate and synthesise prior knowledge and learning from multiple and diverse topic areas to produce a coherent response to a contemporary nutrition challenge;  
  2. Devise concise and measurable research questions to address a selected research focus;  
  3. Identify and defend a broad research strategy appropriate to the selected research focus;  
  4. Exhibit investigative, reporting and presentation skills commensurate with graduate level career-entry requirements; and  
  5. Articulate their development of Victoria University Graduate Capabilities and predict how these will inform their future professional practice in the field of nutrition.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Project plan (1000 words) 20%
Presentation Individual project presentation (30 minutes) 30%
Report Written project report including summary/abstract and reflective section for inclusion in e-portfolio (3500 words) 50%

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