Food and Nutrition Service Management
This course introduces a systems approach to management concepts and explores issues associated with the management of foodservice operations. This includes menu planning, ordering, preparation methods for quantity food production, quality control, and human resource management within a quality management framework. You will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge and skills in professional food service practice undertaken in the 4th yr of the program.
The concepts that are covered with respect to foodservice will be applied to nutrition services in a general sense. Entry level practitioners require management skills to contribute effectively to the delivery of nutrition services. In addition, many practitioners take on sole positions which usually include management roles, or wish to enter business for themselves. You should therefore find this course, while different from your previous courses, directly relevant to any dietetic position.
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of food and nutrition service management.
2. Formulate plans relevant to food and nutrition service management.
3. Differentiate and contrast the role of foodservice personnel in a variety of foodservice settings.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management, financial management, and quality control.
5. Assess foodservices using a variety of evaluation tools, including total quality management, best practice/Evidence Based Practice, benchmarking and quality assurance processes.
These topics are covered within the lecture series.
- Management roles and models of delivery
- Planning including menu planning
- Leadership and decision making
- Marketing and business
- Human resource management
- Production and distribution systems
- Materials management
- Productivity and quality
- Measuring satisfaction with services
- Managing financial resources
- Clinical productivity and information management
- Contract management
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.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of NUDI2110
Written Assignment: Assessment 1 - menu assessment
Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Foodservice assessment
Formal Examination: Exam
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term