Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 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
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