FOOD SC 3502WT - Nutrition III
Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code FOOD SC 3502WT Course Nutrition III Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Waite Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge FOOD SC 2510WT Course Description To critically evaluate scientific evidence and examine the relationship between dietary modelling, nutrition research, evidence-based dietary recommendations, and the translation of these into public health nutrition policies aimed at improving the health of a population or subgroup within a population. Students will apply the knowledge and skills gained during the course to undertake a systematic review and a case study on food fortification, and to apply dietary modelling to design and manipulate dietary patterns to meet the current dietary recommendations.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lenka Malek
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate the use of dietary modelling in nutrition research to inform public health nutrition interventions. 2 Explain the relationship between nutrition research and evidence-based dietary recommendations and public health nutrition policies. 3 Critically review scientific literature in food and nutrition. 4 Explain the process of systematic reviews and apply the knowledge to conduct systematic reviews on food, nutrition and health related topics. 5 Apply dietary modelling to design and manipulate dietary food patterns, translating these into healthy meal plans.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required Resources1. Access to the Dietary Analysis Software, FoodWorks.
FoodWorks is available on the computer terminals in the Charles Hawker 129 Computer Suite 1 & 2, Waite.
2. Access to the on-line resource:
NHMRC, Australian Government. Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand
Including Recommended Dietary Intakes, Australian Government 2006
Available as a pdf file only
3. Access to the on-line resource:
NHMRC, Australian Government. Eat for Health, Dietary Guidelines Summary 2013
4. Access to the on-line report writing resource Turnitin: www.turnitin.com
Access will also be made available through the MyUni Nutrition III course site.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended Textbook
E Whitney, SR Rolfes, Crowe T, Cameron-Smith D, Walsh A. Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand Edition, 4th ed.: Australia: Cengage Learning Australia, 2019
Copies of this text book can be found in both the Barr Smith and Waite Libraries.
This text can be purchased from the UniBook Shop at the North Terrace Campus.
1. National Medical Research Council (NHMRC): http://www.nhmrc.gov.au
2. Eat for Health: http://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/
3. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ): www.foodstandards.gov.au/
4. Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA): https://dietitiansaustralia.org.au/
5. Pub Med: www.pubmed.com
6. Cochrane Library: www.thecochranelibrary.com
Vancouver Referencing Style
Assignments must be referenced as per the University of Adelaide referencing guide for the Vancouver Referencing System:
Online LearningStudents will need to regularly access the Nutrition III MyUni course site for:
1. Course announcements, including information regarding changes to the course program.
2. Copies of the lecture PowerPoints. These will be uploaded onto the course MyUni site prior to each lecture. Students are expected to download the PowerPoint as lecture handouts and bring these with them to the lecture.
3. Copies of assignment and assessment information
MyUni can be accessed via http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures are used to deliver content relevant to the specified course objectives.
Workshops and Practicals aim to extend and support the material covered in the lectures, discuss and provide support to complete the assessment tasks.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g., lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLecture Topics Include:
• Nutrition Research: How to critically evaluate scientific evidence and the level of evidence
• Systematic Reviews: What are these and how are they done?
• Dietary Modelling
• Food Fortification
• The relationship between nutrition research, evidence-based dietary recommendations and public health nutrition policies and interventions.
• Contemporary issues in food and nutrition
Tutorial topics include:
• Scientific Writing, Avoiding Plagiarism
• Statistical interpretation of data/results reported in scientific literature.
• Systematic literature search
• Systematic review
• Dietary Modelling
• EndNote for referencing
Practical topics include:
• Database searchers for conducting a systematic review
• Dietary modelling to develop and manipulate food patterns, translating these into healthy meal-plans for a targeted population group.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are required to attend all Practicals
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Type of Assessment Percentage
for grading purposes
Hurdle Outcomes being assessed Online Test 1 Formative & Summative 10% No 2,4 Online Test 2 Formative & Summative 10% No 1-3 Dietary Modelling Formative & Summative 25% No 1-3 Systematic Review Formative & Summative 35% No 2-4 Workshop participation and discussion Formative & Summative 20% No 1,2,5
Online Tests (2x10%)
There are two online tests consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. Students are given 1 hour to complete each test and are allowed to do each test once only.
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW (35%)
Students are required to plan and conduct a systematic literature search and write up a report on a topical issue relating to food and nutrition. This includes both group and individual assessments.
DIETARY MODELLING PRACTICAL ( 25%)
This practical runs over the semester and requires students to use dietary modelling to develop and manipulate food consumption patterns, translating these into healthy meal plans for a targeted population group/individual and assess the nutritional quality of their modelled meal plans.
Workshop/practical participation and discussion (20%)
There are 10 workshops/praticals throughout the course. Students are required to actively participate in the discussion in each workshop/practical.
This task takes the form of a 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation by 2-3 students to the rest of the class. The presentation will be on a recent primary journal article with a nutrition/food focus. Journal article choices will be provided by the Course Coordinator.
Failure to present on the designated tutorial date without prior arrangement with the course coordinator, will incur the maximum penalty of 50% of the mark attained. Individuals who fail to present on their designated day will need to present their topic to the tutor outside of the tutorial time. In addition, the student will need to submit a 1000 word essay discussing how to generate audience participation and discussion.
Systematic Review/Written Assignment
Online Quiz to be completed online using MyUni.
Online submission through MyUni of Objective(s), Search Strategy, Selection Criteria and List of Studies included in the systematic review.An electronic copy of the draft Systematic Review during midsemester break.
Final Systematic Review: An electronic copy of the final Systematic Review must be submitted to Turnitin by 5pm of the due date.
Dietary Modelling Practical
This task must be submitted in hard copy form (paper based). The hard copy must be accompanied by a signed and completed Assessment Cover-Sheet (see below)
An assessment cover-sheet must be completed and signed with all hard copies/electronic copies of assignments that are submitted. Assignments will not be accepted without a completed assessment cover sheet.
Student Feedback on Assignments/work
We will aim to provide feedback on assignments/work within three weeks of the due date.
Penalty for Late Submission of Assessment Tasks
If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days or more late without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the mark.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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