Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Community and Public Health Nutrition C builds on prior learning from DTN4CPA and DTN4CPB. In this subject you will be able to put your knowledge and skills in food and nutrition policy, nutrition education, and food and nutrition program planning, into practice. You will critically evaluate community and public health organisations involved in the delivery of health care. You will develop skills to enable you to actively participate, as a health professional, within such organisations. Through understanding client/consumer needs and rights, you will be able to strategically plan to address food and nutrition issues, through policy and programs that incorporate a safe, adequate and nutritious food supply, nutrition education and advocacy. You will undertake a five-week placement practical, within a community and public health organisation, where you will complete a project related to the points above.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSharon Croxford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If student is enrolled in HMDP Master of Dietetic Practice, no other rule applies. If the student is enrolled in HZHSDP Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, then must pass DTN4CPA and DTN4CPB.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutrition counselling and education skill development.PrescribedBauer, KD, Liou, D & Sokolik, CA 20122ND EDN, WADSWORTH, CENGAGE LEARNING, CA.
ReadingsPublic health nutrition: from principles to practice.PrescribedLawrence, M & Worsley, T (eds) 2007ALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 29-47, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Croxford

Class requirements

Five 1.0 days lecture/workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"The theory component of the subject is delivered in block mode, over a week, and consists of a mix of activities - lectorial-style, tutorial-based and online."

Placement - Off Site
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students undertake a five-week (25 days) community and public health nutrition practice placement negotiated individually."


Assessment elementComments%
Appendices for multi-media manual (2,500-3,000 words).Examples of work, list of resources.30
Creation of chapter 1 of multi-media manual (1,000 words and five-min presentation with audio).15
Creation of chapter 2 of multi-media manual (1,500-1,800 words).20
Creation of chapter 3 of multi-media manual (1,800-2,000 words).20
Creation of chapter 4 of multi-media manual (three-min video, equiv of 1,000 words).15