Level: Stage 1

Duration: Semester

Pre requisite: None required

Additional Cost: None

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Who Is This Course For?

Good nutrition is integral to a healthy and active life, and it is important that accurate information on nutrition is made available to individuals and communities. Students of Nutrition are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as on social and environmental issues related to nutrition.

What Will I Learn?

Students of Nutrition will study three of the following choice topics:

  • Macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Fresh versus processed foods
  • Australian dietary guidelines and nutrition in the life cycle
  • The psychology of food marketing
  • Indigenous Australians: food changes from the traditional to the contemporary
  • Contaminated food
  • Safe food handling
  • Organic food versus genetically modified food
  • Sustainable food futures
  • Water

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed based on:

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks.

Students will complete at least one practical investigation, issues investigation and skills and application task. A minimum of four tasks will be assessed.

This subject leads to a Stage 2 subject with an external examination, so both Nutrition A & B will have a trial exam.