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NUTN590 Dissertation

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A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

With the guidance of a member of staff, students will design and conduct an investigation to address a question about human nutrition. This will involve the review of previous literature, the development of a research question, the design of an appropriate data collection procedure, and the analysis and interpretation of the results obtained. The dissertation is designed to develop research skills.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code NUTN590
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (Distance learning)
Full Year (On campus)
1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 16 June 2023) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 16 June 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,831.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Contact

human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Staff will vary depending on the supervisor.

Paper Structure

The student works independently, supported by regular meetings with a supervisor, to complete a piece of original research and to write it up in the form of a dissertation.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper students will have:

  • Developed research skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of a research area
  • Further developed their ability to critically appraise and communicate scientific information in the field of human nutrition

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 16 June 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 16 June 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None