CQUniversity Unit Profile
NUTR12002 Nutrition in Practice
Nutrition in Practice
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General Information

Overview

This is an advanced unit in nutritional practice which builds on prior learning in the areas of nutrition, biochemistry and physiology. On completion of the unit you should have an understanding of nutritional assessment, understanding of lifespan nutrition, and the relationship between nutrition and disease across stages of the lifespan.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: NUTR19001 Nutrition OR NUTR12001 Human Nutrition OR BMSC11006 Food,Nutrition and Health

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The weekly email and Moodle updates were helpful for students as they helped students to better plan their weekly study and assessment workloads.

Recommendation

Continue with weekly email and Moodle updates.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Updated unit resources and materials reflecting topical nutrition issues may improve learning.

Recommendation

Unit materials/resources will be updated each term and topical nutritional issues will be discussed.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Relate how food and nutrition factors impact human health and disease across all stages of the lifespan
  2. Identify and explain appropriate methods of assessing nutritional status of different population groups
  3. Discuss nutrient requirements and factors which impact requirements during each stage of the lifespan
  4. Research and critically review evidence for the role of food and nutrition in human health.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Food and Nutrition Throughout Life (2015)

Authors: Sharon Croxford,Catherine Itsiopoulos, Regina Belski, Antonia Thodis, Sue Shepherd, Adrienne Forsyth and Audrey Tierney
Allen & Unwin
Crows Nest, Sydney Crows Nest, Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9781743316757
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Both paper and eBook versions can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • ZOOM
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sue Williams Unit Coordinator
s.p.williams@cqu.edu.au
Kelly McGrath Unit Coordinator
k.inglis@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Nutrition in Practice: Foundation Knowledge

Chapter

Chapters 1 and 2 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.
Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Nutrition Assessments

Chapter

Supplementary resources will be provided via the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Preconception, Conception & Pregnancy

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 4 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Lactation, Newborn & Infants (0-12 months)

Chapter

Chapters 5 and 6 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Quiz 1 opens at 9.00am, Monday 2nd August.

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Toddler, Preschooler (1-5 years) & Child (6-12 years)

Chapter

Chapters 7 and 8 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Quiz 1 closes at 5.00pm, Monday 9th August.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Pre-Adolscent, Adolescent (13-18years) & Young Adulthood

Chapter

Chapters 9 and 10 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.


Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Early & Middle Adulthood (26-60 years)

Chapter

Chapter 11 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.




WRITTEN ASSESSMENT Due: Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Older Adulthood (61-84 years) & Later Stage Older Adulthood (85+ years)

Chapter

Chapters 12 and 13 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Quiz 2 opens at 9.00am, Monday, 6th September.

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Indigenous Populations

Chapter

Chapters 14, 15 and 16 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Quiz 2 closes at 5.00pm Monday, 13th September.

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Sport & Exercise

Chapter

Chapter 17 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.


Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Mental Health

Chapter

Chapter 19 in Food and Nutrition Throughout Life by Croxford, Itsiopoulos, Forsyth, Belski, Thodis, Shepherd & Tierney (2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Online Tutorial. Details will be provided on the unit Moodle site.

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

No lectures this week.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 3 opens at 9.00am Monday, 4th October.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 3 closes at 5.00pm Monday, 11th October.

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Nutrition in Practice is an intermediate level unit that builds on prior learning in areas of nutrition, health, biochemistry and physiology. Upon completion of this unit you should have an understanding of nutrition assessments, lifestyle nutrition and the relationships between nutrition and disease across the lifespan. As a 6-credit undergraduate unit, you should expect to spend a minimum of 12.5 hours of study per week (150 hours for the term) on this unit. This should include reading and research (~5 hours), completion of learning activities (~3 hours), finalising assessment tasks (~3 hours) and revision (~1.5 hours). You should aim to keep up with the workload by developing a realistic and ‘doable’ schedule which includes consideration for all your commitments including: work, study, family & your health & well-being. You should make contact with the Unit Coordinator if you feel that you are falling behind and need additional assistance with completing the recommended learning activities and required assessment tasks. Our unit Moodle site is the key platform for delivery of learning resources and activities to ALL students (Distance and Internal/On-campus students). This site will be a dynamic one and to this end, it is critical that you are comfortable with navigating around the site and that you visit the site and utilise the various resources, frequently and regularly.

Tutorial sessions:

Throughout the term, Zoom tutorial sessions will be held online ONLY in weeks 1 through 11. These sessions will provide all students with the opportunity to ask questions, and key topics relevant to assessment tasks and/or learning activities will be explained and discussed during these tutorial sessions. Additional online (ONLY) Zoom tutorial sessions will also be scheduled during the term for detailed explanation of each assessment task and if needed for other purposes of communicating with students. All Zoom sessions will be recorded so if you are unable to ‘attend’ on the day, you may view the session online at a time suitable to you. Links to these sessions (and the recordings) will be included on the unit Moodle site. If you have never used Zoom before or require assistance, please review the Zoom information provided in Moodle Help for Students in the Support Menu on Moodle.

Weekly email updates:

To help keep you on track and up to date with key activities and milestones, at the start of each week you will be sent an email with a brief outline of key activities and learning topics expected to be completed in that week. An abridged version of this email will also be posted to the front page of the unit Moodle site each week. These messages will be uploaded on Monday mornings and emailed to your cqumail address.

Unit Assessment Guide & Learning Guide:

The unit Assessment Guide has been developed to provide full and extended details of assessment tasks included in the unit. This guide should be used to supplement the outline included the Unit Profile. The Assessment Guide is available in the Assessment Resources tab in the unit Moodle site. A unit Learning Guide has been developed specifically for this unit. The Learning Guide is available in the Learning Resources tab in the unit Moodle site. This guide aims to support your learning and includes weekly outlines of key learning areas, readings and related nutrition activities. Activities included in the Learning Guide will be discussed during the weekly tutorials. Each lesson in the Learning Guide also includes a list of review questions from the textbook to assist with your weekly revision and which are relevant to the end of term online test.

For each of the weekly topics included in the Learning Guide, you should:

  • Read through the specified pages of your textbook and any additional resources provided, and complete the activities as listed.
  • Review the online lecture recording/s relevant to that week.
  • Conduct additional personal research of topics to develop breadth in your understanding of each topic.

You are NOT expected to submit your answers to any weekly lesson activities. However; the activities and topics included in the Learning Guide will underpin questions included in the Online Quizzes and end of term Online Test.

Communications:

Throughout the term, all NON-PERSONAL communications between students and the Unit Coordinator (for example, questions relating to assessment tasks, due dates, learning activities etc) must be held via the relevant forums in the unit Moodle site. Any PERSONAL communications (personal illness, life events) should be held with the Unit Coordinator via email or telephone. All emails must include your name, contact details, the unit code and a brief message that clearly outlines your question/communication.

All requests for extensions must be made via the Assessment Extension Request (AER) system in Moodle.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT

Task Description

The ability to thoroughly understand a topic and locate and critically analyse information, are integral skills for evidence-based professional practice. This task aims to develop your ability to conduct research and critically review evidence for nutrition-related health conditions and develop your understanding of the role of nutrition in health and the prevention and/or treatment of these conditions.

Task details:

Specifically, you will choose one (1) of the following topics and critically analyse published sources (including at least 15 primary journal articles) to develop a 1500 word (+/- 10%) written literature review of:

  • The effects of breastfeeding on maternal OR infant health; OR
  • The influence of food rules OR parental modelling on childhood eating behaviours: OR
  • The impact of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) during adolescence on long-term health; OR
  • The role of grain/wholegrain (cereal) foods in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Your literature review should summarise, classify, compare and evaluate scientific evidence related to your chosen topic. Your literature review must include the following components:

  • Cover page (see example provided in unit Assessment Guide - available on unit Moodle site)
  • Introduction (including methodology for review)
  • Body
  • Conclusion
  • Reference page (APA 7th edition or Harvard referencing style).

NOTE: your in-text references and reference list are NOT included in the 1500 word limit.

Please see further details of this assessment task in the unit Assessment Guide that is available on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Monday (13 Sep 2021)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
You are required to obtain at least 50% of allocated marks for this assessment task, in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

Your literature review will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Formatting and submission requirements (word document; size 12 Times New Roman font; No borders, shading, pictures or images; 1.5/double line spacing; line spaces between paragraphs, page numbers included).
  • Introduction includes: clear statement of the topic and groundwork is laid for direction of review; and statement of scope of review or limitations; and explanation of methodology used for searching and retrieving relevant literature.
  • Body of review: provides critical comparison, interpretation and discussion of studies; flows from general ideas to specific conclusions; includes transitions between paragraphs that tie all sections together.
  • Coverage of content is appropriate and demonstrates extensive research and reading; sources are cited when statements are made; significance to purpose is highly evident; high level of critical analysis and comparison.
  • Conclusion: provides succinct and precise conclusion based on review; includes insights into the topic; and research question are strongly supported by the review.
  • Clarity of writing and writing technique (including paragraph construction).
  • Accuracy in writing (spelling and grammar) and overall word length.
  • Citations and references are adequate and accurate throughout text and reference list.

A detailed rubric will be available on the unit Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your literature review must be saved as Word document and submitted via the related link in the Assessment Menu on the unit Moodle site. You must include your name in the filename of the document you upload.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Research and critically review evidence for the role of food and nutrition in human health.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
ONLINE QUIZZES

Task Description

Throughout this unit you will be provided with learning materials and learning activities related to food and nutrition and factors important to human health, methods for nutrition assessment for different population groups, and nutrition requirements for different stages of the lifespan. Sound knowledge of these key concepts in food and nutrition underpins subsequent application of this knowledge in different contexts and future professional practice.

This assessment task aims to assess your foundation knowledge and understanding of these key concepts and provide you with feedback on your readiness to apply this understanding to contexts and practice.

Task details:

Specifically you will be required to complete a total of three (3) online quizzes. All quizzes are compulsory.

Each quiz will be open for a period of ONE week (see Due Date information below). Within this week-long period, you will be permitted only one (1) attempt for each online quiz and once each quiz is commenced, it cannot be paused or restarted.

  • Quiz #1 will comprise fifteen (10) questions and have a 20 minute time limit for completion. Quiz #1 will contribute 5% of your unit grade. It will relate to learning content and learning activities included in Weeks 1, 2 & 3.
  • Quiz #2 will comprise fifteen (10) questions and have a 20 minute time limit for completion. Quiz #2 will contribute 5% of your unit grade. It will relate to learning content and learning activities included in Weeks 4, 5 & 6.
  • Quiz #3 will comprise sixty (40) questions and have a 90 time limit for completion. Quiz #3 will contribute 20% of your unit grade. It will relate to learning content and learning activities included in Weeks 7-11.
  • For all quizzes, once the time limit is reached, your completed answers will be submitted for marking and any uncompleted questions will not attract marks.
  • Questions may be composed of multiple choice, matching or short-medium answer questions.
  • Before commencing each quiz, you should ensure that you have completed the related weekly learning activities outlined in the unit Learning Guide (available on Moodle site).
  • You should have a calculator available for each quiz.

NOTE: You must undertake these online quizzes as an individual. Collusion with other students on non-group work is considered academic misconduct and may lead to action being taken by the Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching (DDLT) for the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences (HMAS).


Number of Quizzes

3


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Online Quiz #1 will open at 9.00am on the Monday of Week 4 (2nd August) and close at 5.00pm on the Monday of Week 5 (9th August). Online Quiz #2 will open at 9.00am on the Monday of Week 8 (6th September) and close at 5.00pm on the Monday of Week 9 (13th September). Online Quiz #3 will open at 9.00am on the Monday of Week 12 (4th October) and close at 5.00pm on the Monday of Review Week (11th October).


Return Date to Students

Marks for each online quiz will be available once the quiz has closed.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
You are required to complete ALL THREE (3) QUIZZES. You are required to obtain at least 50% of allocated marks for this assessment task, in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

  • ALL THREE QUIZZES MUST BE COMPLETED.
  • Marks will be allocated for each correct response. There will be no loss of marks for incorrect responses.
  • Where typed answers are required, marks will not be deducted for incorrect spelling.
  • Students must achieve a minimum of 50% of the marks available for the three quizzes.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You will access each online quiz via the related link included in the Assessment Menu in our unit Moodle site. Extensions to complete of any of the quizzes will only be considered after a formal request for extension is approved by the Unit Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Relate how food and nutrition factors impact human health and disease across all stages of the lifespan
  • Identify and explain appropriate methods of assessing nutritional status of different population groups
  • Discuss nutrient requirements and factors which impact requirements during each stage of the lifespan


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence

3 Online Test

Assessment Title
ONLINE TEST

Task Description

The end of semester Online Test will assess unit content from across the term. The Online Test will assess application of knowledge from all unit content, including application of knowledge within the context of four (4) case studies. Questions will require short answers or longer written responses, and may include calculations. Students should ensure they have a calculator available for the Online Test.

The Online Test will:

  • Be 180 minutes (3 hours) long, and must be completed individually.
  • Consist of two parts, A & B.
  • Parts A and B will be marked out of 100 marks. This mark will then be converted to a final mark out of 40.

Part A of the Online Test:

  • Is worth forty (40) marks.
  • Consists of twenty (20) questions worth two (2) marks each.
  • Assesses application of knowledge from all unit content.

Part B of the Online Test:

  • Is worth sixty (60) marks.
  • Has four (4) case studies, each of which is worth fifteen (15) marks.
  • All questions relating to each case study must be answered.
  • All case studies must be completed.
  • Assesses application of knowledge from all unit content within the context of case studies.

Once the three hour time limit is reached, or the Online Test closes, your completed answers will be submitted for marking and any uncompleted questions will not attract marks. Marks will be awarded for correct responses only. There will be no deduction of marks for incorrect responses.


Assessment Due Date

The Online Test will occur within the designated Examination Period (14th October - 22nd October). Once the time and date of the Online Test has been scheduled, students will be notified via the unit Moodle site. Extensions to complete the Online Test will only be considered after a formal request for extension is submitted via the Assessment Extension Request (AER) system in Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Marks will be released on Certification of Grades (November 5th).


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
You are required to obtain at least 50% of allocated marks for this assessment task, in order to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

The Online Test assesses recall and application of knowledge. It will be marked out of 100 marks (40 marks for Part A, 60 marks for Part B). This mark will then be converted to a final mark out of 40 to reflect the weighting of the assessment task.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You will access the Online Test via the related link included in the Assessment Menu in our unit Moodle site. Extensions to complete the Online Test will only be considered after a formal request for extension is approved by the Unit Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Relate how food and nutrition factors impact human health and disease across all stages of the lifespan
  • Identify and explain appropriate methods of assessing nutritional status of different population groups
  • Discuss nutrient requirements and factors which impact requirements during each stage of the lifespan


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?