dtn5cpc comm



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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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKathryn Toohey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HZNDP, HZHSDP, HMDP; and must have passed all subjects in: [DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA] and DTN4CPB and DTN4DPA and DTN5FSM.


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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