COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION A

DTN4CPA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will begin to understand and 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. Students will gain skills in developing three critical elements of community and public health nutrition: food and nutrition policy, food guides and social marketing. 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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSharon Croxford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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 then must pass 240 credit points. All other students require subject coordinator approval and must pass DTN3FSC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in course codes: HZHSDP 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
ReadingsPublic Health Nutrition: from principles to practice (2007)PrescribedLawrence, M.& Worsley, T. (Ed)1ST EDITION, ALLEN AND UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW
ReadingsA number of online resources will be prescribed throughout the semesterRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsA sociology of food and nutrition: the social appetiteRecommendedGermov, J and Williams, L 20083RD EDITION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE
ReadingsFood and Nutrition: Food and health systems in Australia and New ZealandRecommendedWahlqvist, M 2011,3RD EDN, ALLEN AND UNWIN, AUSTRALIA, CROWS NEST, NSW

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size45

Enrolment information Room capacity Subject will only be available to students enrolled in course codes: HBHN, HZHSDP or HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator, once quota is reached no additional students will be allowed to enrol in the subject.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Croxford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Two 1-hour online tests40
one 1000-word individual written assessment task25
one 1000-word individual written assessment task25
one group oral presentation (5 minutes per member)10