Community Nutrition Practice
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.
- Semester 2 - 2016
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.
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.
Students must have completed 80 units of study to enrol in this course.
In Term Test: Exam *
Professional Task: Community-Based ActivityF) *
Report: Community nutrition report
Report: Reflection *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- 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.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks
Face to Face Off Campus 160 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks
Eight of the specified sessions (lectures and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.