Applied Nutrition Science

DET60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Admission to MA-DIET

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on the application of nutrition science to the assessment of nutritional status and the relationship between food and nutrients on human development, health, and wellbeing. It provides foundational knowledge to inform science-based and evidence-based nutrition and dietetic practice.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
  • Describe the digestion, absorption, metabolism and excretion of nutrients as it relates to human development, health and wellbeing.
  • Apply knowledge of nutritional science to assess individual and population nutritional status.
  • Demonstrate nutritional assessment skills and techniques.
  • Describe the impact of malnutrition on human health and wellbeing.
  • Apply knowledge of nutritional science to emerging issues in the food and nutrition system.

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics