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NUTR71-102: Nutrition Communication and Behaviour


This subject will develop foundational competencies relevant to health communication and nutrition and dietetic counselling for individuals and populations. Students will build on the skills and knowledge developed in this subject in subsequent semesters, as they move towards achieving graduate competence.  

Learning activities and assessment will focus on the development of skills across various modes of nutrition communication including tools, technology, written and oral modes of communication. Students will develop a range of foundational skills that are essential for dietetic practice including client-centred counselling skills incorporating the principles of health behaviour change, motivational interviewing, reflective practice, and feedback skills.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,150
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,200

Learning outcomes

1. Critically interpret and translate technical information into practical advice relevant to nutrition and health.
2. Demonstrate foundational skills in the application of principles and constructs of learning theory with individuals and small groups.
3. Communicate clearly and concisely to diverse audiences using appropriate modes of communication.
4. Demonstrate foundational client-centred counselling skills to facilitate behaviour and lifestyle changes.
5. Demonstrate foundational reflective practice skills as a means for safe and effective dietetic practice.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63039 - Graduate Certificate of Nutrition OR 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

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start28/06/2021
Cancellation 1?07/07/2021
Cancellation 2?09/07/2021
Last enrolment05/07/2021
Withdraw – Financial?15/07/2021
Withdraw – Academic?25/07/2021
Teaching census?14/07/2021