Understanding Food and Nutrition - HKU SPACE: Dietetics, Food & Nutrition courses
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Life & Health SciencesDietetics, Food & Nutrition

Understanding Food and Nutrition

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
12 Oct 2019 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
5 Dec 2019
8 weeks
Cantonese, supplemented with English. Teaching materials will be in English.
Course Fee

This course is designed for individuals who have an interest in food, nutrition and health. It will provide them with a better understanding of a balanced diet and its importance for health and disease prevention.

Programme Objectives
On completion of the programme, students will be able to:
1. understand the impact of nutrition on health;
2. identify basic nutrients, their roles, and functions;
3. understand the nutrient requirements of different age groups;
4. understand the principles of a balanced diet and its relation to health and prevention of common diseases;
5. identify some common myths about foods and its relation to our health.
Progression Route
It is the pre-requisite course for the Understanding Food and Nutrition II.
HKU SPACE Statement of Attendance will be awarded to students who have a minimum of 80% attendance rate.
Class Schedule
Application code: Application deadline Commencement date
1750-2940NW (every Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm) 9 Sept 2019 12 Oct 2019
1760-1129NW (every Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00pm) 14 Nov 2019 5 Dec 2019


Application Code 1750-2940NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 12 Oct 2019 (Sat)
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  • 8 weeks
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (Causeway Bay / Fortress Hill / North Point)
  • Registered Dietitian
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2,500
  • Third Age Rate : HK$2,000 (The course offers 20% discount for aged 60 or above. The number of discount places available in some courses is subject to a quota. Third age learners must apply in person and present their HKID card/Passport for age verification at the time of their course enrolment.)

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Enrolment Method

Please complete and return the application form (SF 26) together with course fee to "HKU SPACE, 13/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Attn: Mr. Timothy Yeung)" or by credit card at any one of the HKU SPACE Learning Centres.

Course fee should be paid by crossed cheque made payable to HKU SPACE"

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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