Community Nutrition Practice
Available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Students are introduced to the role of a dietitian in a community setting, through a series of lectures and tutorials focussing on the theory and practice of health promotion and its application to dietetics. As part of this course, students will spend four consecutive weeks at a community health agency working in teams on a nutrition promotion project. The final date that a student may withdraw without academic penalty from this course is one week prior to commencement of the placement.
This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program.
||By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. define community nutrition and how it relates to health promotion.
2. describe the role of a community dietitian-nutritionist.
3. collect, collate and present demographic and health data.
4. use qualitative and quantitative methodologies to research community needs in terms of food and nutrition.
5. demonstrate skills in groupwork including:
- collaboration, teamwork, group negotiation and;
- working with other health professionals in a community team.
6. demonstrate skills in written and oral communication and presentation.
7. demonstrate skills in project management.
||Course content is focussed on students achieving knowledge and skills in the following areas:
1. the definition and role of a community dietitian-nutritionist.
2. teamwork, group negotiation and conflict resolving skills.
3. community based nutrition needs assessment.
4. qualitative and quantitative survey techniques.
5. project planning and management and keeping to project timelines, including personal goal setting and reflection.
6. community collaboration and consultation.
7. written and oral communication and reports.
||PUBH1080 Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
|Modes of Delivery
||Problem Based Learning
||COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT : This exam must be successfully completed before students are allowed to progress to the professional practice component. (Objectives 1 and 2)
|Other: (please specify)
||COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT : Assessment of professional practice. The student will be assessed for competency in conducting and reporting on a needs assessment in a community setting (in teams of 2 or 3). (Objectives 3,4,5,6,7)
Data collection (group): Collate data on the demographic and health status of a chosen community (Objective 3, 5,6)
Needs assessment report (group): Professional report completed during the professional practice component (Objective 4, 5, 6)
Personal goal setting and reflection (Objective 5, 7)
|Presentations - Class
||Presentation on the placement project (group). (Objective 6)
||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Seminar: for 6 hour(s) per Term for 1 weeks
|Requisite by Enrolment
||This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program who have completed at least 80 units of study. Prior successful completion of HLSC1000, CHEM1020, HUBS2505, HUBS2206, and NUDI2220.
|Compulsory Course Component
||Students are required to pass the examination in Week 6 in order to progress to the professional practice component and pass the course. Students with adverse circumstances will re-sit the exam during the supplementary examination. Students who fail the exam will not progress to the placement and must withdraw from the course during Week 6 to avoid academic penalty.
Students are required to pass the Assessment of Professional Practice in order to pass the course. This assesses their competency in conducting and reporting on a needs assessment in a community setting. Students with special circumstances will be able to complete the professional practice component (e.g. extra time to make up for days missed) at a later date as organised by the course coordinator.
Six of the specified sessions prior to the professional practice component (lectures and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements, and students missing more than one of these are not allowed to progress to placement. Session attendance is monitored by the course coordinator via a signed class roll. Students who miss compulsory sessions due to adverse circumstances will be asked to complete a written task related to the content covered in the compulsory session.
Two of the specified sessions in Week 10 (seminar and workshop) have compulsory attendance requirements as attendance is required to complete the assessment tasks (presentation, and personal goal setting and reflection). Students who miss compulsory sessions due to adverse circumstances will be able complete the presentation and personal goal setting and reflection at a later date as organised by the course coordinator.
|Compulsory Program Component
||Prior successful completion of HLSC1000, CHEM1020, HUBS2505, HUBS2206, and NUDI2220. National Police Certificate. NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement. Commission for Children and Young People Student Declaration. NSW Health immunisation requirements. Faculty of Health Confidentiality Undertaking.
2013 Course Timetables for NUDI2110