Enrichment of the science curriculum with the introduction of a diet evaluation assessment task based on a real-life situation

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Su, Xiao (2011) Enrichment of the science curriculum with the introduction of a diet evaluation assessment task based on a real-life situation. In: Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2011 (17th Annual Uniserve Science Conference) September 28th - September 30th 2011 the University of Melbourne : teaching for diversity - challenges and strategies. UniServe Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 220-224.

Abstract

An assessment task based on a real life situation was introduced as a part of the curriculum in the Diet and Nutrition course at Victoria University. This core unit was offered to second year Biomedical Sciences and Nutritional Therapy students in the Sc hool of Biomedical and Health Sciences. The students were required to assess their own dietary intake and energy expenditure over a seven - day period, and compare their nutritional status with the national recommendations outlined by the NHMRC. The primary aims of this assessme nt task were to enhance the students’ understanding of nutrition and energy balance, and improve the quality of learning experience and in turn the learning outcomes. Furthermore, this assessment task provided an opportunity for stude nts to develop their data analysis, problem solving and communication skills. Students believed the assessment task was useful, and their knowledge about nutrition and communication skills had improved through the completion of assignment.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9805
Official URL http://ojs-prod.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISM...
ISBN 9780987183408
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Keywords ResPubID22747, surveys, Victoria University, Melbourne, Diet and Nutrition, diet evaluation assessment, RBM2260
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