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. 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 information using a range of mediums.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA and have passed DTN302.


Incompatible subjects DTN4ECN

Equivalent subjects DTN4ECN

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students who wish to undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment, may do so with subject coordinator approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Online learning activities

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

Online learning activities

03. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills for a range of audiences.

Online learning activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 4, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrienne Forsyth

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
Twelve 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.


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
Develop educational resources (1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03