Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable 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 their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject critically examines the scientific, policy and political debates regarding the relationship between food, nutrition and health. The social, economic, commercial, scientific and regulatory processes and structures that shape food consumption patterns, the nutritional quality of foods, and the dietary health of the population, will be explored. This includes an evaluation of governments’ food, agricultural and nutrition policies.
The subject will draw upon the disciplines of the sociology and politics of food systems, food and nutrition policy, nutrition science, public health nutrition, and public health, and will consider Australian and international case studies.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
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Readings will be provided via the Learning Management System (LMS).
Recommended background reading: Marion Nestle, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, University of California Press, 2013; Gyorgy Scrinis, Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice, Columbia University Press, 2013.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Agricultural Science |
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Master of Public Health
Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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