COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

DTN5CPH

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Community and Public Health Nutrition builds on prior learning from DTN4NTC. 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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including lectures and workshops and approximately 5 weeks of placement. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities.

Capstone subjectNo

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 DTN3NTE] and [DTN4CPB or DTN4NTC] and DTN4DPA and DTN5FSM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsDTN5CPC

Equivalent subjectsDTN5CPC

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Nutrition counselling and education skill development.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBauer, KD, Liou, D & Sokolik, CA

Year2020

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherWADSWORTH, CENGAGE LEARNING, CA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Public health nutrition: from principles to practice.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLawrence, M & Worsley, T

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN, CROW'S NEST, NSW.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required25 days

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsWWCC, current year-dated police check, consent and acknowledgements form, schedule 3 student undertaking, immunisation and health screening history per https://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/opportunities/wil-placements/she/health-placements/immunisation

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically compare community and public health service settings that influence health, and particularly food and nutrition decisions, made by community members.
02. Critically evaluate current community and public health programs, and justify recommendations for change by considering the ethical and social ramifications.
03. Assess the need, planning, delivery and evaluation of food and nutrition programs in community and public health settings.
04. Communicate specialist knowledge effectively with a diverse range of clients and colleagues

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 29-48, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Vassallo

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 43 - 43
Two 8.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
The theory component of the subject is delivered in block mode.

LectureWeek: 29 - 29
Four 4.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 40
One 25.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students undertake a five- week (25 days) community and public health nutrition practice placement negotiated individually.

WorkShopWeek: 29 - 35
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 29 - 29
Three 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project report, part 1 (1000 words)

Production of a formal academic report that details a community and public health project conducted with consideration of community members. The report will detail the planning, delivery and evaluation of the project conducted.

N/AReportIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project report part 2 (500 word equivalent)

Production of a formal academic report that provides an evidence-based description of the needs of diverse community groups.

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Participation in Community and Public Health Nutrition 25 day placement (7500-words equivalent load).

Hurdle requirement: Must participate in at least 90% of placement hours to meet accreditation requirements and pass the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4