Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours Seminar, 12 hours Tutorials |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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It is University Policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel they have a disability that will impact on meeting the requirements in this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Kate Howell
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Food for a Healthy Planet III explores aspects of food at nutritive, community and cultural levels. Food is essential to human life on Earth, and is inextricably bound up in our biology, culture and beliefs. Food for a Health Planet III examines these issues in terms of scale and considers the levels of physiology, the environment and across cultures. The subject examines the molecules which make up food and their health effects, additives, and what we know about their wholesomeness and usefulness. Current trends in food and nutrition will be discussed. Community level interactions with food will be considered by examining food security within our society in terms of how urban environments impact food security, including access to fresh, healthy and safe foods. Finally, cultural relationships with food are examined. Economic aspects of food aid, modern relationships to food, and anthropological approaches to food and sustainable human societies will be discussed.
Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to;
2 x Essays, 1,500 words each, Due Week 5 and 8 - 50%, and a Final Examination, due during the final examination period - 50%.
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A subject reader will be available
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
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Wine and Food |
Feeding the World's Population
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