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Students will be introduced to foods and food groups, the nutrients they provide, and the Australian dietary recommendations  for adult human health. This will include gaining an understanding of the sources, role and function of the macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate), key micronutrients, fibre and fluid, as well as the digestion, absorption and metabolism of the macronutrients.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of energy balance and the role of diet in maintaining this balance.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPC1000

Prerequisites

RBM1820 - Nutrition, Society and Communication

HPC1001 - Food Components

RBM1820 and HPC1001 applicable for HBNT students ONLY.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the evidence based Australian dietary and nutritional recommendations for adults;  
  2. Describe the sources, role and function of the macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate), key micronutrients, fibre and fluid, as well as the digestion, absorption and metabolism of the macronutrients;  
  3. Describe the concept of energy balance and the role of diet in maintaining this balance;  
  4. Apply appropriate academic written skills relevant to human nutrition and food.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two (2) Quizzes (30 minutes each) 30%
Case Study Case Study (500 words) 30%
Test In-Class MCQ (1 hour) 40%

Required reading

Understanding Nutrition Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition
Whitney, E.Rolfes, S.R., Crowe, T., Cameron-Smith, D., Walsh, A., (2014)
Australia: Cengage

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