EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR NUTRITION

DTN4ECN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will begin to understand and be able to apply learning and educational theories within the context of food and nutrition education. Students will apply skills in interpreting population, demographic and other food and nutrition data to describe a community and their food, health and nutritional status and develop high level oral communication skills through developing and delivering an education session. Students will understand the principles of and develop skills in communicating with individuals and groups. Finally students will gain practical skills in planning food and nutrition education with particular emphasis on translating scientific literature into end-point user-friendly, culturally appropriate written information.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be HMDP-Master of Dietetic Practice. If the student is enrolled in HZHSDP-Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Dietetic Practice or HZNDP-Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Dietetic Practice then must pass 240 credit points. All other students require subject coordinator approval and must pass DTN3FSC or DTN3FSO.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects DTN403

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in course codes: HZHSDP, HZNDP or HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, K D, Liou, D and Sokolik, C A 20122ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING. BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA: WADSWORTH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise, review and critically analyse the food, health and nutritional status of groups across Australia and the world.

Activities:
Interactive lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply learning and educational theories to design individal and group nutrition education sessions, including development of appropriate supporting materials.

Activities:
Interactive lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Demonstrate effective individual and group communication skills for a range of audiences.

Activities:
Interactive lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 21
Six 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
Six 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500 word equivalent individual written assessment task35 02, 03
one group class facilitation task (equivalent to 1300 words per student)35 02
one oral presentation (10 minutes per member) with supporting written summary30 01, 02, 03