Nutrition and Dietetics Community / Food Industry Practice

Course code NUDI4230Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Students attend professional practice placement in groups of 2 or 3 to develop their community and food and nutrition service management practice competences. This course consists of 5 weeks of Community Placement and 4 weeks of Food and Nutrition Service Placement to a total of 9 weeks placement. Workshops may be held on campus during the semester to support learning. This course is mandatory and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. The final date that students may withdraw without academic penalty from this course is one week prior to the commencement of the placement or two weeks into the semester, whichever is the earlier date.

This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course students will meet:
1) entry level competencies for community nutrition practice and;
2) food and nutrition service management practice.
Content1. Application of nutrition and dietetic knowledge in community and food service management practice.
2. Setting personal goals for learning experiences.
3. Reflecting on learning experiences.
4. Written communication and documentation in the form of project reports.
5. Teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
6. Application of group education principles.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionStudents failing NUDI415 will be able to enrol in the relevant components of NUDI4230 without disadvantage
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI2110 Community Nutrition
NUDI3250 Programs for Nutrition Education
NUDI3310 Public Health Nutrition
NUDI3290 Research Methods and Statistics
NUDI3300 Food Service Management
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)1. Essential skills and pass in the written exam and project report is an essential criteria to pass this course. Students must pass this course to complete this program.
Other: (please specify)2. Submission of a project report for each placement. Graded (objectives 1 & 2). Essential criterion to meet specified professional competencies.
Other: (please specify)3. Competency based practical assessment by placement facilitator on the completion of each practical placement. Ungraded pass (objectives 1 & 2). Essential criterion to meet specified professional competencies.
Other: (please specify)4. Written competency based examination. Graded (Objectives 1 & 2). Essential criterion to meet specified professional competencies.
Contact HoursPracticum: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230, and NUDI3220. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement:

• a National Police Certificate
• a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
• a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration
• all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity
• a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool
• a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.