NUTR13001 - Public Health Nutrition

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will develop student understanding of public health nutrition, which encompasses the biological, social and environmental dimensions of health in promoting and maintaining the nutritional health of populations. Nutritional issues facing population groups in Australia and the role of public health practitioners in promoting health and preventing disease will be considered. Frameworks, policies and legislation relating to nutrition and health promotion practice will be explored along with practical aspects of public health nutrition practice.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: NUTR12002 or NUTR12001

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 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Online

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. Practical and Written Assessment 70%
2. Group Work 30%

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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.14% 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: Unit coordinator
Feedback
This unit is offered by distance mode only and managing delivery of asynchronous journal club meetings and oral presentations with all students is sometimes difficult.
Recommendation
Online delivery of the asynchronous journal club meetings and oral presentations can be difficult.
Action Taken
Asynchronous meetings were successfully delivered throughout the term through early planning and use of meeting polling for students to register their available times. Journal club meetings were scheduled for specific weeks and included in the Unit Profile schedule to forewarn students of their time requirements. Specific meeting days and times in each of the weeks, were offered across morning, afternoon and early evenings to accommodate the varied work and family commitments of students.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Consideration of offering tutorials outside normal business hours to accommodate varied work and family commitments of students.
Recommendation
Students will be consulted at term commencement to identify their general preferences for delivery times of tutorials. Considerations will be given for alternating between normal and outside business hours.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Examine ecological issues of food supply and food policy.
  2. Interpret government policy on nutrition guidelines, food standards and food regulation legislation.
  3. Describe food consumption trends and nutrition related problems of at-risk Australian groups and communities.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of public health nutrition concepts and how they relate to the health of our populations and communities.
  5. Undertake research which illustrates systematic analysis of a current issue in public health nutrition.
  6. Demonstrate skills in data collection, analysis and reporting of public health nutrition data.
  7. Demonstrate skills in group education for public health nutrition promotion.

Per NPC1118

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
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
5 - Team Work
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