Community Nutrition Practice

Course code NUDI2110
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

Students are introduced to the role of a dietitian in a community/public health setting, through a series of lectures and skill based workshops focusing on the theory and practice of health promotion and its application to dietetics. As part of this course, students work in teams on a practice based nutrition promotion project. There is also a professional task where students participate in community based nutrition activities.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Define community nutrition/public health nutrition and describe the role of a community dietitian-nutritionist/public health nutritionist.

2. Describe and evaluate methods for examining determinants of nutrition problems in communities/sub-populations to inform development of nutrition programs.

3. Collect, analyse and critically review data examining determinants of nutrition problems in communities/sub-populations to inform development of nutrition programs.

4. Demonstrate skills in group work including: - collaboration, teamwork, group negotiation and; - working with other health professionals, stakeholders and partners in a community setting.

5. Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication.

6. Demonstrate skills in project management.

7. Critically reflect on their practical experience in the community/public health nutrition domain of practice.

Content

Course content is focussed on students achieving knowledge and skills in the following areas:

1. the definition and role of a community dietitian-nutritionist/public health nutritionist.

2. introduction to the public health nutrition bicycle for planning, implementing and evaluating community/public health nutrition intervention, with focus on assessing the nutrition needs of the community/sub-populations

3. methods for assessing the needs of the community/sub-populations:

  • a. existing sources of data/literature reviews
  • b. qualitative and quantitative methodologies

4. teamwork, group negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

5. project planning and management including personal goal setting and reflection.

6. written and oral communication, including professional reports and presentations.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program, and have successful completion of NUDI2220, HLSC1000 and PUBH1080.

Students must have completed 80 units of study to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

STAT1070

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam *

Professional Task: Community-Based Activity (P/F) *

Report: Community nutrition report

Presentation: Presentation

Report: Reflection

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Placement

Distance 10 hour(s) per Term

Intermittent. Approximately 5 to 10 hours per term.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.