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 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 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

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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: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
More frequent short quizzes rather than two major quizzes is preferred.
Recommendation
This unit will be redeveloped and the assessment will be modified to address the learning outcomes. If possible, more frequent online quizzes will be considered in the redevelopment of the assessments.
Action Taken
The proposed restructuring of the unit has been approved and this will be implemented in Term 2 2020.
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
Textbook resource provided is outdated.
Recommendation
A new textbook will be introduced as recommended reading for this unit. Also, updated materials from Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Health and Medical Research Council and other reliable resources will be included.
Action Taken
New resources have been selected for 2020 delivery.
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
Assessment guide and essay writing lectures and templates were very helpful for the first year students.
Recommendation
Continue to provide clear and detailed assessment guides, templates and essay writing lectures and notes.
Action Taken
Continue to provide clear and detailed assessment guides, templates and essay writing lectures and notes.
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
More information on working effectively on group tasks and deadlines for group contributions requested.
Recommendation
Assessment requirements, deadlines for contribution to group work and guidelines to work effectively in groups will be provided in more detail.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
Additional reading materials and online resources were great addition to the lectures to help learning from real-life examples.
Recommendation
Updated additional online resources and recommended reading materials will continue to be provided.
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
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Test