Community and Foodservice Professional Practice A

Course code NUDI4233AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed immediately after Part A.

NUDI4233A and NUDI4233B together comprise 9 weeks of professional practice in the community and food service settings across the year. Students attend professional practice placement in groups of 2 or 3 to develop their community and foodservice management practice competences. This course consists of 5 weeks of Community Placement and 4 weeks of Food Service Placement to a total of 9 weeks placement across the year. There is no face-to-face teaching on campus. Workshops and tutorials will be offered. Student attendance is optional but recommended. Materials will be available on the course Blackboard site for those unable to attend due to placement.

This course is a mandatory program component 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 a mandatory program component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt completion of NUDI4233A and NUDI4233B, students will be able to demonstrate:

1) Knowledge sufficient to support safe practice as per DAA National Competency Standards for Entry-Level Dietitians (NCSELD) as they apply to the community setting.
2) Knowledge sufficient as they apply to the foodservice setting.
3) Competence in the collection, organisation and assessment of data relating to the health and nutritional status of groups or populations as per DAA NCSELD.
4) Competence in the management of projects and programs for groups or populations as per DAA NCSELD.
5) An organised, planned, professional and ethical approach to work as per DAA NCSELD.
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)NUDI4231
TransitionStudents failing NUDI4231 will be able to enrol in the relevant components of NUDI4233A without disadvantage.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI2110
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT: Submission of a project report for each placement. Graded (objectives 1 & 2). Essential criterion to meet specified professional competencies. Final grade awarded to NUDI4233A and NUDI4233B together.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT: Pass or above in the project report(s) is an essential criterion to pass this course.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT: Exam in NUDI4233B scheduled at the end of the year.
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT: Competency based practical assessment by placement facilitator on the completion of each practical placement. Graded pass (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 ComponentSuccessful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230, and NUDI3220.
Compulsory Course ComponentTo attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI4233A