A lecture- and seminar-based paper that involves a critical appraisal of all of the ‘state of the art’ dietary, anthropometric, laboratory and clinical methods used by human nutritionists to assess the nutritional status of individuals or groups.
|Paper title||Nutritional Assessment|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,590.98|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Anne-Louise Heath
- Paper Structure
- Methods of nutritional assessment include:
- Dietary assessment
- Biochemical and clinical assessment - techniques, interpretation and pitfalls
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 2-hour classes per week
- Text books are not required for this paper.
Students will be provided with readings.
- 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 451 you should be able to:
- Discuss the advantages, limitations and appropriate applications of the main methods of dietary, anthropometric and laboratory assessment of nutritional status
- Design a research project that uses appropriate dietary, anthropometric and laboratory methodologies to determine the nutritional status of a population
- Determine the most appropriate dietary, anthropometric and laboratory methods to use when assessing the nutritional status of an individual
- Discuss the use of clinical methods for determining nutritional status in individuals
- Critically interpret and evaluate scientific papers that use dietary, anthropometric or laboratory methods to determine nutritional status
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with other students on a common project
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate scientific concepts to an audience effectively
- Demonstrate an ability to facilitate and contribute to group discussion on topics of relevance to nutritional assessment