Counselling and Communication for Dietitians PG (8250.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency in counselling individuals from different socio-cultural backgrounds and with differing health needs;
2. Demonstrate effective communication skills in group situations; and
3. Assess the effectiveness of communication and counselling approaches.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
Corequisites9298 Clinical Dietetics 2 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rachel Bacon|
The required textbook for this unit are:
Holli B, Beto J. Nutrition Counseling and Education Skill: A Guide for Professionals. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health /Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017.
This book can be purchased online. Copies are also held in the library. UC Library number: RM214.3.H65 2018
Edmonson W, Williams R. Burda-Burda Balayi, Health Professionals and Indigenous Health - Working at the Interface, Docklands Victoria: Oxford University Press; 2022.
This book can be purchased online.
Students are required to purchase a specified University of Canberra polo T-shirt to wear during site visits to the University of Canberra, Nutrition and Dietetics, Health Clinic and to wear a UC identification badge.
To pass the unit, students must:
1. Attempt all assessment items,
2. Attain at least 50% of the marks for the counselling examination, and
3. Attain at least 50% of the marks allocated to the assignments.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to be familiar with the use of diet analysis software (i.e. Foodworks, Foodscan & Serve). Student will be required to use Mahara. It is recommended that students attend the Drop In Support Sessions held between 12-2pm in the UC Library Training Room 4. Online support is also available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to purchase a specified University of Canberra polo T-shirt to wear during site visits to the University of Canberra, Nutrition and Dietetics, Health Clinic.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves visits to health settings and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section.
Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. These requirements are covered within the Week 1 workshop. Student must also complete the online Pre-place module and sign an Individual Student Agreement prior to the commencement of placement.
Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained including for assessment items such as your crtical reflections.
The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all site visit activities for the successful completion of this unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. health regulations), it is recommended that you meet with your Unit Convener to schedule an alternative visit.
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