Community Nutrition Practicum PG (8663.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||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 completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Collect, organise and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of groups and populations;
2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of nutrition programs with groups, community or populations in collaboration with key stakeholders;
3. Recognise the multi-factorial and interconnected determinants influencing nutrition and health;
4. Apply a socio-ecological approach to the development of strategies to improve nutrition and health; and
5. Demonstrate a professional, culturally responsive, ethical and evidenced based approach to advocating for excellence in nutrition and dietetics.
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
Prerequisites9468 Community and Public Health Nutrition PG
Equivalent units6470 Professional Practice in Health Settings PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 1||04 January 2022||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 1||03 January 2023||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
Please refer to your CANVAS MODULE 'Pre-reading recommended by placement sites' for recommended readings.
Other useful resources are also available on CANVAS.
Hughes R & Margetts B (2010). Practical public health nutrition. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
Lawrence M &Worsley T (2007). Public Health Nutrition, From Principles to Practice. McGraw-Hill, England.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must satisfactorily complete all assigned placement assessment items to pass the unit. Attendance at 100% of the professional placements is required, and is a condition for passing this unit, see section 6c for more details.
Note: Your e- portfolio showcase (see (5a) Assessment Requirements) will be assessed by a panel within the assessment unit 10137 Assessment of Dietetic Competence PG. Until this time you will receive a withheld grade for this unit with the grade allocated prior to undertaking unit 9301 Nutrition and Dietetics Professional Internship PG. This process provides moderation for the work completed within this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is a 6 credit point unit. Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 weeks (240 hours) in a community practice setting. Additional work will include preparation for placement and completion of your e-portfolio.
Students are required to attend 100% of all professional placements unless they have a valid reason for non-attendance (e.g. illness) or permission by the Unit Convener. Further details regarding placement attendance requirements are outlined UC Student Nutrition and Dietetics Placement Manual
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 and CANVAS. Online information including videos is available at: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/portfolio/view/view.php?id=21008.
Students must travel to placement sites and be accommodated at their own expense. Uniform and textbooks costs must be paid for by students. Some sites, such as The Canberra Hospital, require students to pay $20 cash as a deposit to obtain a (compulsory) ID card. This money is fully refunded on return of the ID on the last day of placement.
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.
You are also required to complete details in InPlace, refer to inplace.canberra.edu.au. If you have any queries related to InPlace please contact email@example.com. Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
Students must adhere to the information provided in the UC Nutrition and Dietetics Online Placement Manual.
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