Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with the knowledge and skills for community and public health nutrition practice. It offers a comprehensive perspective on nutritional epidemiology, assessment of the food supply and environment, collection, analysis and interpretation of dietary intake data for communities and populations, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. The course is delivered through a combination of theory and skills based workshops, including presentations from practitioners in the field.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically appraise nutrition epidemiology and use the best available evidence to inform community and public health nutrition practice

2. Collect, analyse and interpret dietary intake and food environment data for communities/populations

3. Demonstrate an understanding of food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance

4. Apply best practice frameworks for the planning, implementation and evaluation of community/public health nutrition interventions

5. Demonstrate skill development in key functions of community/public health nutrition practice, including advocacy, working in partnership/collaboration with stakeholders and building capacity


  1. Nutritional epidemiology and appraisal/interpretation of evidence;
  2. Collection, analysis and interpretation of dietary intake and food enviroment data;
  3. Food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance systems;
  4. The process of planning, implementing and evaluating of community/public health nutrition interventions;
  5. Core functions of the Public Health Nutrition workforce;

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.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed NUDI2110, NUDI2200, STAT1070 and be active in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) (12339) program.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 (individual) Critical Appraisal

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 (group based) Strategy Development

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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