Nutrition Education Programs

Course code NUDI3250Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Students will learn the theory of nutrition education and its application to groups in the community. Students will apply both nutrition knowledge and health behaviour change to the process of nutrition education. Students learn the theory of small group education process and have the opportunity to observe and facilitate learning in small groups.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students will be able to:
1. determine community needs for nutrition education.
2. apply evidence based practice in program development.
3. apply models of behaviour change to nutrition education.
4. plan, implement and evaluate nutrition promotion programs.
5. develop sufficiently detailed session plans.
6. describe the principles of adult education and group processes.
7. identify and begin to demonstrate skills required for facilitating group education sessions.
Content1. Defining nutrition education.
2. Adult education theory.
3. Models of health behaviour change.
4. The evidence base for dietetic interventions.
5. Assessing needs for nutrition education.
6. Program planning for nutrition education.
7. Evaluating nutrition education programs.
8. Small group facilitation skills.
9. Stages in small group process.
10. Resolving conflict.
Replacing Course(s)NUDI416
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI2200 Nutrition 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsWorkshop
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Mini Nutrition Education Program: prepare and present a 15 minute education session to the class - In two parts - Part 1 (formative) due week 4 and Part 2 due week 9 (Objective 7).Essential criterion- must satisfy this component as pre-placement compentence)
Other: (please specify)Program Plan: Research, plan, document and evaluate a session for a Nutrition Education program - Due week 3, 5, 9 (formative) and 13 (summative) (Objectives 1,2,3,4,5) Essential criterion- must satisfy this component as pre-placement compentence)
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentTo attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of NUDI2110 and NUDI3310.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI3250