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NUTR12002 - Nutrition in Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is an advanced unit in nutritional practice which builds on prior learning in the areas of nutrition, biochemistry and physiology. On completion of the unit you should have an understanding of nutritional assessment, understanding of lifespan nutrition, and the relationship between nutrition and disease across stages of the lifespan.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: NUTR19001 Nutrition OR NUTR12001 Human Nutrition OR BMSC11006 Food,Nutrition and Health

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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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. Written Assessment 30%
2. Online Test 30%
3. Examination 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

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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 evaluations
Feedback
Students continue to express appreciation for Learning and Assessment Guides provided in this unit.
Recommendation
Learning and Assessment Guides will continue to be included as key resources for student learning.
Action Taken
The Learning and Assessment Guides were updated and continued to be offered as student learning resources
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
Students enjoyed being able to participate in and/or watch recorded weekly tutorials that provided opportunity for informal discussion and exploration of learning activities.
Recommendation
Weekly tutorials will continue to be offered to support student learning.
Action Taken
Weekly tutorials were continued to be offered to support student learning.
Source: Student formal evaluation
Feedback
More explanation of literature review assessment task
Recommendation
Literature review will be more fully explained and a tutorial session developed.
Action Taken
A separate tutorial outlining the requirements of the literature was provided to students. Furthermore, additional information and resources were added to the Assessment Guide to better explain the requirements of the literature review, and several exemplars of literature reviews were included as student resources.
Source: Formal student unit evaluation
Feedback
Students reported that the additional resources that were provided to them (journal articles, videos, client interviews and health/nutrition assessment tools) were informative, relevant and assisted in their learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide a diverse range of up-to-date supplementary resources in addition to the Learning Guide, Tutorials and Lectures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal student unit evaluation
Feedback
The tutorials were helpful for students and provided an excellent opportunity for direct communication with the lecturer.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal student unit evaluation
Feedback
The weekly email and Moodle updates were helpful for students as they helped students to better plan their weekly study and assessment workloads.
Recommendation
Continue to provide weekly email and Moodle updates that include weekly learning goals and deadlines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Relate how food and nutrition factors impact human health and disease across all stages of the lifespan
  2. Identify and explain appropriate methods of assessing nutritional status of different population groups
  3. Discuss nutrient requirements and factors which impact requirements during each stage of the lifespan
  4. Research and critically review evidence for the role of food and nutrition in human health.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural 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 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
3 - Examination