The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

NUDI2110

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

Students are introduced to the role of a dietitian in a community/public health setting, through a series of lectures and skill based workshops focusing on the theory and practice of health promotion and its application to dietetics. As part of this course, students work in teams on a practice based nutrition promotion project. There is also a professional task where students participate in community based nutrition activities.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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 resolution skills.

5. project planning and management 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, and have successful completion of NUDI2220, HLSC1000 and PUBH1080.

Students must have completed 80 units of study to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

NUDI2110Community Nutrition PracticeStudents are introduced to the role of a dietitian in a community/public health setting, through a series of lectures and skill based workshops focusing on the theory and practice of health promotion and its application to dietetics. As part of this course, students work in teams on a practice based nutrition promotion project. There is also a professional task where students participate in community based nutrition activities.FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine672School of Health Sciences1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019STAT1070Course 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-populations3. methods for assessing the needs of the community/sub-populations: a. existing sources of data/literature reviews b. qualitative and quantitative methodologies4. teamwork, group negotiation and conflict resolution skills.5. project planning and management including personal goal setting and reflection.6. written and oral communication, including professional reports and presentations. NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Define community nutrition/public health nutrition and describe the role of a community dietitian-nutritionist/public health nutritionist.2Describe and evaluate methods for examining determinants of nutrition problems in communities/sub-populations to inform development of nutrition programs.3Collect, analyse and critically review data examining determinants of nutrition problems in communities/sub-populations to inform development of nutrition programs.4Demonstrate skills in group work including:

- collaboration, teamwork, group negotiation and;

- working with other health professionals, stakeholders and partners in a community setting.5Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication.6Demonstrate skills in project management.7Critically reflect on their practical experience in the community/public health nutrition domain of practice. This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):12339Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)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, and have successful completion of NUDI2220, HLSC1000 and PUBH1080.Students must have completed 80 units of study to enrol in this course.In Term Test: Exam *Professional Task: Community-Based Activity (P/F) *Report: Community nutrition reportPresentation: PresentationReport: Reflection* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for8Weeks0PlacementDistance10hour(s)per Term0Full Term0Intermittent. Approximately 5 to 10 hours per term.SeminarFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for1Weeks0Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.WorkshopFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for8Weeks0Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Course Assessment Requirements:Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.


Assessment items

In Term Test: Exam *

Professional Task: Community-Based Activity (P/F) *

Report: Community nutrition report

Presentation: Presentation

Report: Reflection

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

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

Placement

Distance 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Intermittent. Approximately 5 to 10 hours per term.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.

Workshop

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

Eight of the specified sessions (seminars and workshops) have compulsory attendance requirements.