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Examines the principles and methods used in nutritional assessment in research, public health and clinical settings. Dietary, anthropometric, biochemical and clinical techniques will form the foundation of the paper.
This paper describes the methods for assessing the nutritional status at an individual and population level. The paper provides an overview of dietary, biochemical and anthropometric assessment; as well as supporting you to develop key skills in these areas.
|Paper title||Nutritional Assessment|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HUNT 141 and 36 points
- HUNT 202, HUNT 222
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Lectures will cover the principles and methods used in nutritional assessment in research, public health, and clinical settings.
Practicals will support students to acquire and develop the technical skills of dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical, nutritional assessment.
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 2-hour practical session per week.
Gibson RS. Principles of Nutritional Assessment (2nd edition).
Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2005
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of HUNT 242 you should be able to
- Describe appropriate nutritional assessment methods for use in research, public health, and clinical settings
- Describe how biology, biochemistry, assessment technology, bias and measurement error influence nutritional assessment data
- Execute key nutritional assessment methods used in research, public health, and clinical settings
- Analyse and interpret nutritional assessment data for individuals and groups
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of different methods of nutritional assessment in specific research, public health, and clinical situations
- Respect and cater to cultural differences when conducting nutritional assessment
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills