Counselling and Communication for Dietitians PG (8250.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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. Critically reflect on their own knowledge, skills, attitudes, practicing behaviours and power differentials to achieve culturally safe and responsive dietetic practice;
2. Demonstrate effective communication skills in group situations;
3. Assess the effectiveness of communication and counselling approaches; and
4. 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
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||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; 2020
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 work integrated learning: Placement. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisation/s). You must complete Pre-Place: Preparation for Work Integrated Learning prior to commencement of your Placement. You can self-enrol in this module through the UC Learn site here.
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. These requirements are covered within the Week 1 workshop. Student must also 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.