School Of Science

Nutritional Assessment MethodsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301184.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of human nutrition, including nutrition science, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship between diet and disease.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Unit coordinator permission is required, to ensure that prospective students have completed sufficient undergraduate study (the equivalent of 30 credit points of undergraduate study at Western) that focus on nutrition science, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship between diet and disease. This is essential, assumed knowledge for this unit, as the unit does not teach these topics.

About this Unit
This unit aims to introduce students to methodologies that incorporate anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary and physical activity assessment to assess the nutritional status of individuals and groups. Students will critically explore the strengths and limitations of various methods. Students will also learn to make professional judgement regarding when and how to use methods, including validating nutritional status assessment methods to achieve valid and reliable nutritional assessment outcomes.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Laboratory Coat, enclosed shoes, safety goggles.

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