University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

FOOD SC 3520WT - Nutrition Industry Placement III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Waite
Contact: Up to 12 hours per week, if the placement is undertaken as per the timetable. However, variations as to how and when the 120 hours of work experience can be negotiated with the course coordinator
Restriction: Available to Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Discovery Experience – Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: FOOD SC 2510WT, FOOD SC 1000RG, FOOD SC 2505RG, 2505WT, FOOD SC 1002RG, FOOD SC 2502RG, 2502WT, BIOCHEM 2501 or equivalent
Incompatible: FOOD SC 3500RG
Assessment: Project proposal, daily diary, oral presentation, final written project report

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of food science, nutrition and human health in a public health nutrition/community or research organisation, or in a food industry setting. Students gain practical experience of a chosen industry, its management systems, framework and structures. During the placement, students are required to work independently and as a member of a team to design, implement and evaluate a nutrition-based project, relevant to their host organisation. This placement provides students with insight into the different processes involved in building and promoting a sustainable nutritious and healthy food supply for society. A working understanding of several areas will need to be demonstrated. This may include, but is not limited to, areas such as healthy eating and dietary guidelines, relevant public health nutrition strategies/programs, nutritional reformulation of food products/recipes, development and revision of resource materials, marketing, distribution of product/resources, teamwork, evaluation processes. Hands-on experience of the integration of food science, nutrition and health aspects into the structure of the host organisation, and an awareness of occupational health and safety procedures will be gained, adding to the understanding of course material studied at levels 1 and 2.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Placement
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23314 PL01 20 16 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 12pm - 7pm External, External, Off Campus
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 12pm - 7pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: This course is not available for remote study.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23241 WR01 20 16 4 Aug - 1 Sep Thursday 9am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 110, Food Innovation Lab
8 Sep - 15 Sep Thursday 9am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 129, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 9am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 110, Food Innovation Lab
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23588 TU01 20 16 28 Jul - 28 Jul Thursday 9am - 11am Charles Hawker, 109, Teaching Room