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HUNT452 Nutrition and Human Health

A lecture- and seminar-based paper that aims to develop an understanding of the role of nutrition in selected health problems, and to develop research-related writing, seminar presentation, analytical and critical appraisal skills.

This is a self-directed learning and seminar-based paper, which aims to develop the ability to articulate, interpret and evaluate research on a range of selected current topics in nutrition.

Paper title Nutrition and Human Health
Paper code HUNT452
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,748.85
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Dr Meredith Peddie

Paper Structure

This paper explores current issues in human nutrition. It is designed to improve your knowledge, and critical analysis and communication skills.

Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

The paper consists of two 2-hour sessions per week.


Textbooks 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
The purpose of this paper is to familiarise and engage the student to examine and discuss selected research areas and topics at an advanced level. In doing so, students will:
  • Learn how to critically analyse and interpret original articles published in a wide variety of journals
  • Strengthen their understanding of nutrition concepts and issues presented in the scientific literature
  • Learn how to construct a research-led teaching lecture and make a professional presentation
  • Practise listening, speaking and persuasive skills

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system