Nutritional and Food Science (NTDT5601)


This unit of study give students a broad appreciation of food and nutrients, including an understanding of food sources of nutrients; the nutrients that are necessary for survival and maintenance of individual and population health; nutrient requirements at different stages of life, such as childhood, pregnancy and lactation and older age; factors affecting nutrient availability for absorption; and the significance of nutrient deficiency and excess intakes/toxicity on nutritional and disease status.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


3 hours lectures and 1 workshop per week (1-2 hours)


Short quizzes (20%); group presentation (30%); 3 hour final exam (50%)


Mann J and Truswell AS 'Essentials of Human Nutrition' Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th Edition, 2012.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


NTDT5602 and NTDT5503 and (NTDT5604 or NTDT5504)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.