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 providing you with hands on laboratory classes where you can assess your own status.
|Paper title||Nutritional Assessment|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- 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 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.
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 242 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