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NUTR71-118: International Nutrition Practice


This subject focuses on developing and consolidating graduate competencies, consistent with profession-specific competency standards, including those relevant to international nutrition and dietetic practice. The subject incorporates two placement components:  a 2-week supervised placement in another country, and a final 2-week professional placement internship.  


Students will explore nutrition and dietetic practice from an international perspective, including consideration of inter-professional team roles across countries, and the effects of different cultural, political, economic and physical environments on nutrition issues and priorities. They will undertake and reflect on a range of activities in a series of classroom-based sessions and during the overseas placement. Learning activities will provide the opportunity to develop and demonstrate advanced-level cultural competency and professional leadership. 



Subject details

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

Learning outcomes

1. Critically reflect on the impact of different cultural, political, economic, health practitioner roles and physical environments on nutrition and dietetic issues and priorities in different countries. 2. Demonstrate and apply cultural competency in nutrition and dietetic practice. 3. Adapt nutrition and dietetic practice to be appropriate to the specific socio-cultural, economic and organisational context of health care. 4. Critically assess opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of nutrition and dietetic practice in different country contexts. 5. Develop and apply skills in leadership, team building, networking, and communication in an Australian and international nutrition context. 6. Demonstrate a professional, ethical and entrepreneurial approach advocating for excellence in nutrition and dietetics. 7. Demonstrate competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) as required for safe practice as an entry-level dietitian across the dominant areas of practice (medical nutrition therapy, food service management, and community and public health nutrition).

Enrolment requirements

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There are no co-requisites.

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  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into 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

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?01/02/2022
Cancellation 2?05/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?16/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2022
Teaching census?15/02/2022