AGRI 2006 Agriculture, Food and Health
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301389
Coordinator Michelle Mak Opens in new window
Description This unit is designed to strengthen student understanding of the important interactions between food, agriculture, environment and health. Traditionally the topics of food, agriculture, environment and health have been taught mainly in isolation from each other. It is becoming increasingly apparent that this traditional approach bears little relevance to real world issues and in some cases acts as an impediment to progress. Alternatives to the current 'western industrialised' food production system will be explored. These include organic agriculture, local farmer markets, and consumer driven changes to food production systems.
Discipline Agriculture, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Incompatible Subjects LGYA 6185 - Ecology of Production
Basic understanding of resource sustainability issues.
- Analyse the impacts of food choices on personal health.
- Analyse the impacts of food choices on the environment.
- Analyse impacts of food choices on the businesses and communities that provide food services.
- Apply conceptual models to the analysis of food supply chains.
- Critically evaluate current and future food supply systems.
Current public health issues and their link to diet.
Influence of diet on food production systems.
Impact of diet on the environment.
Analysis of the distribution of food costs along the food supply chain
Concept of ethical eating
Concept of sustainable diets
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Industry Seminar||15 minutes||20||N||Individual|
|Mid semester assessment - Essay||2,000 words||20||N||Individual|
|Assessment of Practicals - Reports||1 report 1,000 words||20||N||Individual|
|Final examination||2 hours||40||N||Individual|