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NUTR28003 Nutrition Assessment in Practice
Nutrition Assessment in Practice
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General Information

Overview

This unit builds on your prior learning in the areas of nutrition, biochemistry and physiology and applies this in the context of nutritional assessment. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of nutritional assessment, lifespan nutrition and the relationship between nutrition and disease across specific stages of the lifespan. You will also perform nutritional assessment to evaluate nutritional status of individuals.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:Enrolment into CL88 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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 - 2022

No offerings for NUTR28003

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
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.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the impacts of food and nutrition factors on human health and disease across all stages of the lifespan
  2. Perform nutritional assessment to evaluate nutritional status of individuals
  3. Critically discuss nutrient requirements which impact specific stages of the lifespan
  4. Research and critically review evidence for the role of food and nutrition in human health.

Learning outcomes of this unit are linked to the following domains of the 2015 Dietitian Association of Australia’s (DAA) National Competency Standards for Dietitians in Australia:

  • Domain 1: Practises professionally
  • Domain 2: Positively influences the health of individuals, groups and/or populations to achieve nutrition outcome
  • Domain 4: Collaborates with clients and stakeholders

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Examination - 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

IT Resources

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