Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Food, Nutrition and Health (CHI100)
|Organisational Unit||Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||Nutrition is one of the major determinants of health and well-being in our society. This unit is for those who are interested in improving their knowledge of food, nutrition and health. Students will gain a broad understanding of nutrition science including applicable skills such as analysing what they eat and planning a healthy diet. Topics will explore what we eat (food and diet), nutrients, energy balance, weight management and the scientific evaluation of nutrition messages and information in the media.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||1. Explain what makes a healthy diet, the role of specific nutrients and the current Australian nutrition recommendations (the Australian Dietary Guidelines, the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and the Nutrient Reference Values).
2. Analyse your own dietary intake, compare with the Australian recommendations and suggest ways to improve your dietary practice.
3. Apply nutrition knowledge and skills in daily life to promote healthy eating including meal planning and lifestyles.
4. Discuss nutrition-related conditions and diseases, including risk factors and be able to describe preventive measures.
5. Evaluate nutrition messages and information in the media based on scientific evidence.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Online unit.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||This is an online unit with the following hours of study time (indicative only): Lectures (recorded) - equivalent to 2 hours per week contact time; * Tutorial/Workshop (including self-studying) - equivalent to 1-2 hour(s) per week*. To achieve the learning outcomes of this unit, the following steps are recommended:
1. Read the Learning Guide (pre-reading materials) on each topic first.
2. Listen to recorded lecture materials and access PowerPoint presentations on LMS.
3. Read recommended study materials on each topic.
4. Access the tutorial/workshop materials and solve the problems presented.
5. Answer the study questions on each topic.
6. Review the study materials regularly.
* Self-studying components for tutorials and recommended reading materials
|Other Learning Experiences||Computer software workshop for dietary analysis: screen-capture recording of 'dietary assessment tools' - all students will be required to access this workshop and understand how to use the computer software in order to complete the assignment.
Video recording of some workshop/tutorial materials are available (e.g. explanation of food groups and some interviews)
|Assessment||1. Assignment (20%): Students will be asked to record a three-day food diary and analyse their dietary/nutrient intake using a computer software and to discuss their dietary practice comparing with the national nutrition recommendations.
2. Online Quizzes (30%): Students are required to complete four on-line quizzes on nutrients and other topic quizzes during the specified period.
3. Final theory exam (50%): The final examination will include all lecture materials excluding lectures on nutrients. The exam format will be a mixture of multiple choice questions and short to medium answer questions. The exam duration will be 60 minutes during the assessment period.
|Exclusions||Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc, BClinChiro); completion of EXS213 Nutrition|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|