BMSC11006 - Food, Nutrition and Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The study of this unit will assist you to develop your understanding of food and nutrition and the health of Australians. This unit has a focus on food and nutrition systems in Australia, the development of nutrition-related diseases/conditions, and contemporary issues related to food security and environmental sustainability. In addition, the role of food and nutrition in health and the range of factors that influence food choices, nutrition behaviours and health, will be considered from a medical science perspective. Future medical scientists, educators, policy makers and consumers of food may benefit from this unit through broad exploration of the interrelationships between nutrition and health.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 2 - 2024 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 20%
2. Group Discussion 30%
3. Written Assessment 50%

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

Past Exams

To view Past Exams,
please login
Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 7.14% response rate.

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.

Source: SUTE Unit Comments
Feedback
Additional learning resources and assessments were helpful.
Recommendation
Continue to offer updated resources, learning materials and clear and engaging assignments.
Action Taken
A new learning booklet with additional materials and resources was used this year.
Source: SUTE Unit Comments
Feedback
Some questions in the online quizzes were very difficult to answer.
Recommendation
Review and if needed revise the online quizzes.
Action Taken
Online quizzes were revised.
Source: Unit Coordinator's delivery survey feedback and self-reflection
Feedback
Adding weekly formative quizzes could help review the learning progress.
Recommendation
Consider adding short weekly formative quizzes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator's delivery survey feedback
Feedback
The new weekly booklet materials were engaging and helpful.
Recommendation
Continue delivering the learning materials using the weekly booklets.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe food system and security; and factors influencing food supply and intake in Australia
  2. Relate the role of food and nutrients to human health and wellbeing from a medical science perspective
  3. Discuss common nutrition-related conditions from a medical science perspective.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Test
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Test