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HUNT222 Nutritional Assessment

Principles and methods used in nutritional assessment; overview of dietary, biochemical and anthropometric assessment; foods; food patterns.

Paper title Nutritional Assessment
Paper code HUNT222
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and HUBS 191 and HUBS 192
Recommended Preparation
At least 18 200-level BIOC points and 18 200-level PHSL points
Schedule C
ANAT 101 and PHSL 101 may be substituted for the CELS and HUBS prerequisites.
Teaching staff

Dr Rachel Brown

Paper Structure

Lectures will cover the principles and methods used in nutritional assessment in research, public health, and clinical settings. 

Practicals will allow students to acquire and develop the technical skills of dietary, anthropometric, biochemical and clinical assessment.


Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and one 2-hour practical session per week


Recommended Textbook:
Gibson Rosalind S. (2005). Principles of Nutritional Assessment (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of HUNT 222 you should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate nutritional assessment methods to research, public health and clinical settings
  • Analyse and interpret nutritional assessment data for individuals and groups
  • Describe how biology, biochemistry, assessment technology, bias and measurement error influence nutritional assessment data

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 29, 32-34, 36-41
A2 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 29, 32-34, 36-41