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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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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 or HZHSDP Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, then must have passed 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, CROW'S NEST, NSW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically compare community and public health service settings for influencing health, and particularly food and nutrition decisions, made by community members.

Interactive lectures, tutorials, placement

02. Critically evaluate community and public health programs for tackling food and nutrition issues, making and justifying ethical and socially responsible recommendations for change (this could be in policy, program needs assessment, resource inventory and allocation, planning, delivery or evaluation).

Interactive lectures, tutorials, placement

03. Successfully participate in the assessment of need, planning, delivery or evaluation of a food and nutrition program within a community or public health setting.

Interactive lectures, tutorials, placement

04. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences within the community and public health workplace setting.

Interactive lectures, tutorials, placement

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 29-47, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSharon Croxford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 42 - 42
Two 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seven hours of lectures, on each of two days, during week 42."

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 30
Five 1.0 days lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 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 face-to-face.
"Students undertake a five-week (25 days) community and public health nutrition practice placement negotiated individually."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Appendices for multi-media manual (2,500-3,000 words).Examples of work, list of resources. Note: COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION 25-DAY PLACEMENT Hurdle requirement: must pass this placement in order to pass the overall subject3002, 03, 04, 01
Creation of chapter 1 of multi-media manual (1,000 words and five-min presentation with audio).1504, 01
Creation of chapter 2 of multi-media manual (1,500-1,800 words).2002, 04
Creation of chapter 3 of multi-media manual (1,800-2,000 words).2004, 03
Creation of chapter 4 of multi-media manual (three-min video, equiv of 1,000 words).1504