The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

NUDI4233A

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

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 -4 to develop competence in the Community and Public Health and Food Service settings. This course consists of 5 weeks of Community and Public Health Nutrition Placement and 4 weeks of Food Service Placement to a total of 9 weeks placement across the year. There is a transitioning to practice workshop, as well as 1 online session. Student attendance at the workshop is compulsory.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Knowledge sufficient to support safe practice as per DAA National Competency Standards for Entry-Level Dietitians (NCSELD) as they apply to the community and public health nutrition setting.

2. Knowledge sufficient to support safe practice as per the DAA NCSELD 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.


Content

  1. Application of nutrition and dietetic knowledge in community and public health nutrition 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.

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.


Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program who have successfully completed all first, second and third year courses in this program.


Assessment items

Professional Task: Professional Practice competency Assessment *

Report: Placement written task/Presentation (Capstone) Community and Public Health Nutrition (Group) *

Written Assignment: Reflective Practice *

Report: Placement report/Presentation (Capstone) Food Service *

Portfolio: Professional Practice Porfolio including Assessment of Professional Practice Forms (Individual) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Day for 1 Weeks

Online session will be held in Semester 1.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Practicum could occur any time across the year.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2.5 day(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Transitioning to practice workshop will be held in January.