1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-day practical per semester
Admission into MND-Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Enrolment not permitted
NUTD2102 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Basic cooking skills.
Assignments; Practical work
Topic description

This topic examines the Australian food culture and food supply chain from a nutrition and dietetic perspective. Areas covered include the composition of food, food products available in the Australian market place and their significance to the practise of nutrition and dietetics. Recipe modification will be learnt through food based practicals. Aspects of the Australian food supply including food law, systems and regulations will be examined.

Educational aims

This topic aims to extend students' knowledge of food including food systems and food preparation, and their application to nutrition and dietetic practice.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Investigate and critically discuss the Australian food system including the global and local factors affecting our food supply
  2. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of typical Australian cuisines and the relationship with health outcomes that characterise population sub-groups
  3. Apply food preparation techniques to create modified recipes suitable for special diet
  4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge about recipes, ingredients and food products on sale in Australia and apply this knowledge to discuss implications of consumption on health and well-being
  5. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Australian food safety including monitoring, surveillance and risk assessment, food law and regulation and the processes required to adequately inform consumers about the food supply

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.