School of Population and Global Health

Food and Nutrition

Key information

Teaching Dates: Monday 26 to Friday 30 November 2018

Code: PUBH5804

Teaching Period: Y10

Value: 6 Points


  • Student: $2887.50
  • Professional development without assessment: $2887.50
  • Professional development with assessment (for unit credit): Enrolment must be completed through AccessUWA
  • Please note that these are domestic fees only
  • International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at
  • All fees are GST free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations from professional development colleagues will receive a refund (minus 5% administrative fee) prior to the start of the unit.
  • Cancellations after this date may incur a 50% penalty. All cancellations must be submitted via email

Census date and withdrawal without academic penalty date

  • For enrolled students and professional development colleagues doing the unit with assessment:
    the Census Date and the date for Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty is midday on the Tuesday of the teaching week of the unit.

Unit coordinator


This unit introduces the principles of essential human nutrition with applications to public health.

The unit will provide students with a basic introduction to food and nutrition as well as applications to public health.  Applied topics include nutrition for different life stages; popular diets; nutrition and chronic disease; Indigenous nutrition; global nutrition issues; regulation of the food supply; nutrition for athletic performance and public health nutrition interventions.

Students are able to summarise the key nutrients essential for human health in terms of their roles and dietary sources; identify the different nutritional requirements at various life stages; describe and illustrate the role of nutrition in maintaining optimal health and preventing or delaying the development of chronic disease; identify factors that influence dietary choices in Australia; outline global nutrition issues including food security and food ecology; illustrate public health nutrition interventions; summarise key aspects of nutrition policy; demonstrate key examples of food regulation in Australia, and compare different methods for assessing nutritional status.

Unit outline
The five-day unit will consist of a combination of lecture, practical case studies and discussions.
In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading prior to the start of the unit.

Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in food and nutrition and how it pertains to public health, human movement, and food supply among other applications. This includes science, human movement and education students, health department staff, doctors, nurses, researchers, managers and students of public health. 


UWA Postgraduate students

Enrol through studentConnect for credit towards your degree.

Students from other institutions

You can apply for cross-institutional enrolment using this form (PDF:153 kb) from the UWA Student Admin site.

Please note that these are domestic fees only 

International students: please contact the UWA International Office for correct fees at

Professional development colleagues

You may choose to participate with or without assessment. If the assessment is successfully completed, you may have your unit credited towards most School of Population Health courses undertaken within five years.

For participation without assessment, please please register and pay on-line through our shopping card facility (credit card payments only). E-mail if you wish to be invoiced.

For participation with assessment, for unit credit, enrolment must be completed through Short courses.

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