Introduction to Nutrition

NTR10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester/teaching period.

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

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

2022 teaching periods



20 Jun 22 - 31 Jul 22

16 Aug 22

Last self enrolment:
20 Jun 22

1 Jul 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces the field of food and nutrition where students will gain an understanding of nutrient food sources and their role in health; and dietary recommendations. The determinants of food choices will also be examined along with a consideration of the methodologies used to collect dietary data. Students will apply this knowledge to assess nutrient and food intake at the personal level in relation to Australian dietary recommendations.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the role that nutrients and food play in the general health of Australians.
2. Explain the food and nutrient recommendations for the general health of Australians.
3. Describe the general nutrient content of foods common in the Australian food supply and related food labelling laws.
4. Apply the principles of good nutrition and knowledge of the Australian food supply to guide food choices for general health.
5. Discuss the factors that impact on food choices and dietary behaviour.
6. Apply skills in dietary assessment and simple anthropometric measures used in general health assessments.

Courses with unit

BA-HSC1 Bachelor of Health Science
BA-HSCPROF Bachelor of Health Science (Professional)
BB-HSCBUS Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCSCI Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Science