The Applied Human Nutrition major provides an integrated group of units in Applied Human Nutrition. It builds on the minor in Applied Human Nutrition by recognizing both the biological and the social facets of human nutrition. It focuses on nutrition from a preventive, maintenance and therapeutic perspective, all of which require a thorough understanding of the related biological sciences and of selected aspects of the behavioural sciences. Students learn about nutrition and its application to the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. They also learn about individual and social behaviour, particularly in family settings, and the implications of behavioural factors in the establishment of good nutrition status from conception through to old age. Assessment tasks for the major include short exercises, group projects, oral presentations, essays, and formal examinations. The major includes capstone units, which provide students with the opportunity to draw on their learning in their major, and develop the capacity to apply this learning in new contexts.

Unitset details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Unitset type:
Major
Unitset code:
HMAAHN

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