NUTR2001 Human Nutrition

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NUTR2001 Human Nutrition
NUTR2001 Human Nutrition
Subject Code and TitleNUTR2001 Human Nutrition 1
AssessmentThe Role of Macronutrients in Health
LengthReport: 1500 words +/-10%
Learning OutcomesDescribe and distinguish the complex nature of human digestion with specific reference to macronutrient absorptionDefine and discuss the structure of the macronutrients and their biological role in human metabolismList and recall recommended intakes and dietary sources of the various macronutrientsDemonstrate an understanding of the contributing factors that may lead to states of excess, insufficiency or deficiency of macronutrientsRecognise and interpret signs and symptoms associated with states of excess, insufficiency or deficiency of macronutrients
SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 5.2 (Week 10). For intensive class: By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Week 5 / Module 5.1
Total Marks100 marks


This NUTR2001 Human Nutrition assessment is aimed at developing the student’s understanding of all of the macronutrients and the role they play in human metabolism.

By prescribing this assessment, students are able to build on their understanding of the importance of nutrition in relation to human physiology and health. This assessment allows students to further advance their skills in sourcing and identifying reliable and credible information, which they will incorporate into their written work. Students are able to develop their academic writing skills, as they are expected to express their ideas in a coherent and

logical manner, while also enhancing their critical analysis skills, through interpretation and translation of the informationresearched.


Students are to discuss all of the following macronutrients listed below, and in a 1500- word report, define and describe the macronutrients in terms of:

  • The composition of themacronutrients
  • The biological functions
  • Dietary sources
  • Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Factors contributing to states of excess
  • Factors contributing to states of insufficiency and deficiency
  • Signs and symptoms


  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids


It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here


Students should use at least five (5) reputable resources in their NUTR2001 Human Nutrition report.

Information may be sourced from primary, secondary and tertiary sources:

  • Primary sources: original research articles, systematic reviews and meta-analysis from high quality journals, peer reviewed journals.
  • Secondary sources: general review articles, summaries, abstracts of primary source articles.
  • Tertiary sources: recognised, authoritative textbooks.

Submission Instructions:

Students to submit via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in NUTR2001 Human Nutrition 1. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.

See the attached format for how to structure your report.

How to Write a Report

The purpose of writing a report is to present information which can be described or analysed. The key differences between writing a report and an essay; are that an essay provides opportunity for exploration of ideas which can be expanded on in a lot more detail. A report on the other hand is more prescriptive in its structure and the language that is used. This means that your writing style needs to be concise and clear. Reports are broken up into headings and subheadings, can include tables, graphs and diagrams; and information can be presented in dot point form where appropriate.

The following is a basic report structure which can be used to successfully complete this assessment task.


This section requires you to provide background information on the topic you have chosen to investigate (including historical context, surrounding changes in our understanding), the purpose of your report, and what information your report will contain. This section is to be written in complete sentences and paragraphs. It does not to contain any dot point information or tables, graphs and diagrams.

Body of Report

This section will be broken up into a series of subheadings which will address each of the key areas you are required to research for your topic. The majority of these sections should be written in complete sentences and paragraphs however, you can include graphs, diagrams and tables that may be appropriate. Ensure that you title these clearly, in the correct way, and reference using the APA system where necessary. Tables, graphs and diagrams can also be added in an appendix at the end of your report, and when doing this, you need to clearly state where the item can be located. Generally, information presented in this format does not

count towards your overall word count. Some information may be presented in dot point, however if the majority of your information is set out in this way it makes it difficult to evaluate your level of understanding for each area being researched.


This section brings together all of the information that you have presented in your report, and links back to your introduction any information that adds value to our overall understanding of the topic. You can also discuss any areas which have been identified as requiring further research or investigation and how this will work to improve or change our understanding of the topic. This section does not introduce or discuss any new information specifically, and like the introduction, will be written in complete sentences and paragraphs. No tables, graphs, diagrams or dot points.


After the body of your report, you should list your references. You will need to list them in alphabetical order using the surname of the author, as per the APA 7th Edition format. Please ensure that you list all the resources you have used throughout the report, including any items in the Appendix.


Here you can include information which you may have referred to specifically throughout your report, but were unable to include directly into the report (usually due to limited word count). You need to ensure that anything you include here is clearly titled and easily identifiable as to where it relates within your report.

Word Count

Word count must be clearly displayed on the title page or cover sheet. Required word count does not include text appearing in the title page, abstract, reference list or appendices, but does include in-text citations, the body of the text, headings and tables*. Tables, graphs, and figures should be included as Appendices at the end of your assignment, and should not substitute the amount of information or discussion in the body of the academic submission, and should not consist of more than 10% of the total assignment word count. If you have any queries please consult with your lecturer before you complete and submit your assessment.

Word Count ExcessPenalty
10-20%5% of the total mark
More than 20%10 % of the total mark allocated for every 10% over the stated word count down to a minimum of 50%

*unless otherwise suggested in the assessment brief

APA Referencing

A link to the Academic Writing and Referencing Guide can be found here

Overdue Assessments

An assessment is ‘overdue’ when it is not submitted by the due date or by the agreed extension date. For each calendar day (i.e. 24 hours) the assessment is late, a loss of 10% of the total possible marks will occur up to a total of five calendar days, after which a zero mark will be recorded. Arrangements for an assessment extension is available to students with unexpected or extenuating circumstances.

(see Application for Assessment Special Consideration form)

Learning Rubric: Assessment 2 Part B Final Report

Assessment AttributesFail (Unacceptable) 0-49%Pass (Functional) 50-64%Credit (Proficient) 65-74%Distinction (Advanced) 75 -84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%
Grade Description (Grading Scheme)Evidence of unsatisfactory achievement of one or moreof the learning objectives ofthe course, insufficient understanding of the course content and/or unsatisfactory level of skilldevelopment.Evidence of satisfactory achievement of courselearning objectives, the developmentof relevant skills to a competent level, and adequate interpretation and critical analysis skills.Evidence of a good level of understanding, knowledge and skill development in relation to the content of the course or work of a superior quality onthe majority of the learning objectives of thecourse. Demonstration of a high levelof interpretation and critical analysis skills.Evidence of a high level of achievement of the learning objectives of the course demonstrated in such areas as interpretation and critical analysis, logical argument, useof methodology and communication skills.Evidence of an exceptionallevel of achievement of learning objectives across the entire content of the course demonstrated in such areasas interpretation and critical analysis, logical argument, creativity, originality, use of methodology and communication skills.
Knowledge and Understanding     40%Limited understanding of the topic. Key areas have not been addressed.Demonstrates knowledge of the assigned topic, and is able to summarise information, which highlights a basic understanding of the content.Thorough understanding of the topic, and demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. All key areas have been addressed.Highly developed understanding of thetopic. Has addressed all key areas of the assessment in detail and demonstrated a capacity to clearly explain all relevant concepts.A sophisticated understanding of the topic. Has addressed all of the key concepts in detail and demonstrated a capacity to add insight and further understanding to the concepts explored.
Content     40%Text contains limited facts and examples related to the topic.Text provides facts, definitions, details and examples that attempt to develop and explain the topic.Text provides relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details and examples that develop and explain the topic.Text provides relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details and examples that sufficiently develop and explain the topic.Strong application of information, which is presented expertly and authoritatively. Text provides significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details and examples that are thoroughly developed.
Structure   10%Has not been written in accordance to academic genre. Is difficult to understand and is lacking in flow of ideas and line of reasoning. Poorly written witherrors in spelling and grammar.Is written in accordance to academic genre and have accurate spelling, grammar, sentence, and paragraph construction. Information and evidence are presented in a manner that is not consistently clear and logical.Is well written and adheres to academic genre. Information is well presented, and demonstrates a clear flow of ideas and easy tofollow line of reasoning.Is very well written and adheres to academic genre. Information and evidence are well presented in a clear and logical manner. Evidence expertly supports and develops ideas. Audience is engaged and demonstrates cultural sensitivity.Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre. Demonstrates a sophisticated flow of ideas which engages and sustains audience’s interest.
Substantiation   10%Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support ideas. APA referencing has errors or not been used consistently.Demonstrates consistent used of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, although these are not consistently explicit or well developed. There are no mistakes using APA referencing style.Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas. There are no mistakes using APA referencing style.Consistently demonstrates expert use of high quality, credible and relevant sources to supportwriting. Demonstrates evidence of reading beyond the key texts. There are no mistakes using APA referencing style.Demonstrates expert use of high quality, credible and relevant sources, which develop and support ideas in a sophisticated manner. Extensive evidence of reading beyond keytexts. There are no mistakes using APA referencing style.


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