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Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport - EDGU1003

Year - 2018

In a world where nutrition advice is commonplace but not always accurate, learning the basics of good nutrition habits is vital for development and growth at all stages of the life cycle. If practiced correctly, nutrition can help prevent disease, assist in reaching health goals, influence sports performance and reach academic outcomes. This elective aims to equip students with the knowledge required to make informed food choices and gain skills in analysing their personal diet and nutrition habits. At the conclusion of the elective, each student will be a mythbuster of common diets, supplements and fads touted by the media, and be able to separate fact from fiction. Topics covered in the unit include the anatomy and physiology of digestion, the link between common diseases and nutrition practices, nutrition for sports performance, practical tips for shopping and cooking and the use of food to improve cognition.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks

Assessment
multiple choice quizzes (4x15%) and 2000wd dietary analysis assignment (40%)

Textbooks
Whitney, Rolfes, Crowe, Cameron-Smith, Walsh. (2014). Understanding Nutrition: Australia and New Zealand Edition (2nd Ed.). Melbourne: Cengage.

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Summer Main

08 Jan 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 02 Feb 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive July

25 Jun 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 27 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton
HECS Band: 1
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