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NUTR71-107: Public Health Nutrition Practice


This subject focuses on developing graduate competencies relevant to practice in community and public health nutrition, that field of public health service delivery concerned with the prevention of dietary related disease. This subject covers the methodology of assessing community and population needs, building community capacity, program planning, strategy implementation and evaluation relevant to diet related disease prevention and health promotion. This subject includes the study of the educational, organisational, legislative and environmental change strategies used to improve the nutritional health of communities. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,450
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,570

Learning outcomes

1. Critically analyse public health nutrition practice contexts, priorities, strategies and initiatives. 2. Incorporate capacity building as a core strategy in public health nutrition intervention development and implementation plans. 3. Collect appropriate information and analyse public health nutrition problems to inform intervention planning. 4. Analyse and prioritise the determinants of public health nutrition issues to inform intervention design. 5. Develop a plan for an intervention strategy (informed by evidence, stakeholder perspectives, and mandates) for a public health nutrition problem with defined target group. 6. Develop an evaluation plan for a proposed intervention strategy, incorporating formative, process, impact and outcome evaluation options.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021