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Community and Public Health Nutrition PG (9468.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189237) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179996) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164129) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145759) - View

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Syllabus

This unit provides an introduction to public health nutrition and considers the settings and roles of public health nutritionists. It covers the theory of behaviour change and a range of strategies to achieve change, improve health and reduce diet-related disease at the population and community level. It explores nutrition policy and the efficacy of interventions and strategies used in the community and public health sector to address nutrition-related issues. This unit prepares students for working in a community environment, health promotion or public health setting. The processes involved in planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition-related health promotion projects are considered. Students then translate this theory into an applied practical group project developing a nutrition intervention/promotion project with accompanying resources that focuses on at risk groups in the Australian community.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, student will be able to:

1. Evaluate the influences on the development and implementation of nutrition policy in Australia and abroad;

2. Conduct a needs assessment for a proposed community or public health nutrition health promotion program; and

3. Develop a community or public health nutrition program using evidence based planning, implementation and evaluation methods.

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Contact Hours

6 hours per week.

Prerequisites

Admission to courses 771AA, 772AA, 776AA or 174JA.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

NONE

Incompatible Units

9296 Assessing Needs of Communities and Populations PG AND
9300 Planning Interventions for Communities and Populations PG AND
8249 Community and Public Health Nutrition.

Equivalent Units

9296 Assessing Needs of Communities and Populations PG AND 9300 Planning Interventions for Communities and Populations PG AND 8249 Community and Public Health Nutrition.


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