Community Nutrition Practice

Course code NUDI2110
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Students are introduced to the role of a dietitian in a community setting, through a series of lectures and tutorials focusing on the theory and practice of health promotion and its application to dietetics. As part of this course, students will spend four consecutive weeks in a community health setting working in teams on a nutrition promotion project.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

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 resolving skills.

5. project planning and management and keeping to project timelines, 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. Pre-requisite - successful completion of HLSC1000, CHEM1010, CHEM1020, HUBS2505, HUBS2206 and NUDI2220Students must have completed 80 units of study to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

PUBH1080 Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Pre-placement exam *

Written Assignment: Community Nutrition practice form (P/F) *

Report: Community nutrition practice report *

Presentation: Presentation day *

Journal: Reflection Task *

Report: Pre-placement data collection report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Journal: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 160 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Seminar

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

4 week placement block (160 hours) in the community in groups of 2 to 4. Eight of the specified sessions (lectures and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements

Workshop

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