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Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Dietetics and Nutrition

Understanding Food and Nutrition
食物與營養

Course Code
DFNS9018
Application Code
2075-1002NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
02 Mar 2023 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
To be advised
Duration
8 weeks
Language
Cantonese, suppl with teaching materials in Eng
Course Fee
HK$2,500
Deadline on 16 Feb 2023 (Thu)
Enquiries
2975 5881
3104 9137
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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 Objective
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.
 
Award
HKU SPACE Statement of Attendance will be awarded to students who have a minimum of 80% attendance rate.
 
Class Schedule
Application Code 2075-1002NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 02 Mar 2023 (Thu)
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Days / Time
  • Thursday, 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Duration
  • 8 weeks
Venue
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (Causeway Bay / Fortress Hill / North Point)
Tutor
  • 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. Smart 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: Ms. Suki Sze)" 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, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay 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 specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • 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 team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. 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.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, 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. 
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