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NUTR19001 - Nutrition

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The study of this course will assist students to develop their understanding of the principles of nutrition. These principles will be related to the needs of the client at each stage of the lifecycle. The importance of promoting good nutrition for the health of the client will be emphasised. This course develops the themes of nutrient requirements for health, the determinants of food selection to supply those requirements, tools for assessment of nutritional adequacy and to give appropriate nutritional advice; and the consequences of inappropriate food choices providing a foundation for further study in community related areas as well as fitness and sports orientated courses. Nutrition develops aspects of study that are relevant to understanding of clinical nutrition and other disease states. Many students also find it a useful general interest course adding to their broader understanding of human condition.


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 1 - 2024

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2024

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 Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 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: Course evaluation & Course Coordinators' perception
Quizzes were not an effective assessment task
Online quizzes via Moodle will be reviewed and a different assessment task and process considered.
Action Taken
Source: Course evaluation
Many students really enjoyed the written assessment and practical activities included in this course.
These tasks and activities will continue to be used and updated as required.
Action Taken
Source: Course evaluation
More depth to online weekly lectures/learning presentations and upload in advance to allow for forward learning.
Content of weekly learning presentations will be reviewed and where possible, uploaded in advance.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the common dietary disorders found in the Australian community.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences in food habits.
  3. Outline the role of good nutrition in the maintenance of community health.
  4. Describe the functions of nutrients.
  5. Apply their understanding of nutrient requirements to each stage of the life cycle.
  6. Interpret these requirements for the selection of adequate diets.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate claims made in nutritional product advertising.
  8. Cite reliable source locations for nutritional information.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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 10
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
1 - Online Quiz(zes)