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BMSC11006 - Food, Nutrition and Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The study of this unit will assist students develop their understanding of food, nutrition and health of Australians. The range of socio-cultural and environmental factors which influence food choices, nutrition behaviours, health and wellbeing, are considered. This unit has a focus on food and nutrition systems in Australia and their role in the development of nutrition-related diseases/conditions, food security and environmental sustainability. Food, nutrition and health develops aspects of study that are relevant to understanding the fundamental aspects of nutrition and health in Australia. Many students may also find it a useful general interest unit adding to their broader understanding of the interrelationships of 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 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 50%
2. 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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.07% 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: 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
Slides and a separate tutorial were given on each assessment task, detailing the requirements of each. Moodle was updated weekly outlining the learning activities for each week, reminders of assessment due dates and tips for completing each upcoming assessment item. Identical weekly email reminders were also sent to each student.
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
Links to relevant and topical resources were provided for each week of lecture content.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation
Feedback
The online textbook for the unit is outdated.
Recommendation
There are plans to update this unit for 2022 delivery. A more up-to-date text should be sourced. In the interim, more up-to-date statistics should be included in weekly lecture materials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found the weekly email useful in assisting them to manage workloads and assessment due dates.
Recommendation
Continue with weekly email reminders.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the common nutrition related diseases/conditions found in the Australian community.
  2. Describe and apply knowledge of historical and cultural differences in food habits of Australians.
  3. Apply knowledge of food and nutrition in the maintenance of health.
  4. Evaluate claims made on nutrition products and in nutritional advertising.
  5. Identify and appraise relevant scientific literature in nutrition and health.
  6. Describe food security and equity issues in health and nutrition in Australia.
  7. Discuss consumer concerns about food quality and food safety in Australian contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
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 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Test