NUTR12001 - Human Nutrition

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit relates the principles of nutrition and the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease across the life span. Detailed study of food and nutrient requirements, energy balance, body composition and weight management, and nutrition assessment of individuals and population groups, will be undertaken with a view to developing the background to provide appropriate nutritional advice to groups within a community setting. This unit will also explore food and nutrition requirements for individuals involved in sports and exercise.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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. Group Discussion 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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 1 - 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 37.97% 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 evaluations
Feedback
The variety of assessment tasks and inclusion of group discussions was helpful to learning and interesting.
Recommendation
Different types of assessment tasks and group discussions will continue to be included in this unit.
Action Taken
A variety of assessment types, including group discussions, were included in the unit.
Source: Student formal evaluations, informal feedback and unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Uploading oral presentations with audio/visual is difficult for students as files sizes for upload to Moodle are limited.
Recommendation
The oral presentation task will be reviewed for 2020 and more detailed instructions for development of presentation and upload options will be explored.
Action Taken
Additional instructions for preparing and uploading the oral presentation were included.
Source: Student formal evaluations
Feedback
More clarity in details of assessment tasks is required
Recommendation
Explanation of assessment tasks and associated tutorials will be revised for 2020.
Action Taken
An individual tutorial was held to discuss the requirements of each assessment task in detail.
Source: Student formal evaluations and feedback
Feedback
Students appreciate the online tutorials and assessment and learning guides provided.
Recommendation
Comprehensive unit Learning and Assessment Guides should continue to be used and supplemented by online tutorial sessions.
Action Taken
The unit Learning & Assessment Guides were updated and were supplemented with online learning and assessment tutorials.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation & Student Emails
Feedback
Although additional instructions were provided on how to upload oral presentations, some students still struggled with additional problems not previously encountered.
Recommendation
Further detailed instructions will be developed to address these additional potential issues with uploading the oral assessments. Additional instructions will be developed around the exact settings needed for file upload and what to do in the case that the file does not upload.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation & Group Reports
Feedback
Students found that the group discussions and the associated peer-led learning were a valuable part of enhancing their understanding of unit content.
Recommendation
Continue to utilise the group discussion as a tool to support learning, communication and collaborative practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the use and limitations of food selections guides, nutrient recommendations and dietary guidelines used in Australia.
  2. Discuss individual nutrients, and describe their contribution to, and requirements for, a healthy diet.
  3. Explain the concepts of energy balance, body composition and weight management.
  4. Describe the use and limitations of nutrition assessment methodologies for individuals and population groups.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of common nutrition-related diseases and conditions affecting Australians.
  6. Explain the role of food and nutrition in sport and exercise.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - 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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment