Food for a Healthy Planet II

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food for a Healthy Planet II

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    At least 50 points of prior university education in any field.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject will use a variety of delivery tools including in-class lecture, case analysis, problems, invited expert seminars etc. This will include modules on science, health, economics, politics & law, social issues relating to food and food security. The primary aim in this year is to engage the students in broad range of issues associated with food and food future. In this course the students would become familiar with the key literature in the area, and the roles of key food regulatory organizations.
    The topics to be covered include:
    • Designer foods such as probiotics and functional foods.
    • Global food security and famine.
    • Food production systems & multi food supply chain.
    • Economics of food.
    • Adverse reactions to food, food and immune system, food allergy & food safety.
    • Organic foods & genetic modification and GM food labelling.
    • Food laws & politics of food.
    • Health issues ? the obesity epidemic, salts, fats and sugars.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.