dtn403 nutrition education for adults



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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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjects DTN4ECN

Equivalent subjects DTN4ECN

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutrition Counseling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, Liou and Sokolik, 3rd edition, 2015Cengage Learning

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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