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NUTR71-106: Food Service Dietetics September 2017 [Standard]

General information

The planning, operation, management and evaluation of food service systems in a range of settings is a core practice area in nutrition and dietetics. This subject will critically examine and contrast the processes involved in the efficient and nutritious provision of food and nutrition services to a range of target populations and client groups. It focuses on the development of small- and large-scale food service operations, food service policies and procedures, menu planning and recipe modification to achieve dietetic objectives. Factors influencing food choice and customer satisfaction will also be explored. Students will develop skills to manage and/or assist with the provision of meals within a range of institutions.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR71-106
Subject title:Food Service Dietetics
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 96) - Weekly Lecture
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: The allocated lecture-time includes lectures, workshop activities, self-directed activities and field trips. This subject incorporates formal assessment as well as competency based assessment. Attendance at lectures, workshops and site visits is compulsory. Non-attendance requires notification, and if relevant a medical certificate. If classes missed are essential for meeting competency based assessments, students will be required to complete additional work.


Prescribed resources:
  • Ruby Parker, Puckett (2012). Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions. 4th, Chichester: Wiley 5
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

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

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Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Collect, organise, interpret and evaluate information obtained about a food service setting.
  2. Describe opportunities to improve nutrition and food standards within a food service institution.
  3. Implement activities to support delivery of quality nutrition and food standards within a food service outlet, organisation or institution.
  4. Describe and compare food service operations, food service systems and the role of food service dietetics across the continuum of care.
  5. Develop plans to provide safe and nutritious foods in a food service institution based on needs assessment and assessment.
  6. Describe the role of food service personnel in a variety of food service settings.
  7. Describe kitchen equipment and design, portion control, quality assurance, food safety and financial management of food service operations.
  8. Construct menu plans suitable for various food service operations and apply appropriate modifications to menus.
  9. Evaluate and disseminate results of food service interventions in an appropriate manner as per professional conduct, ethics and boundaries.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Skills Assignment The mid-semester assignment will consider several aspects of food service systems and explore food safety principles 30% Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Essay Students will be required to conduct a menu review/assessment on a food service facility. 40% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) The end-of-semester exam will include multiple choice, short answer and case-study questions. 30% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

The introduction week workshop and lecture will cover the systems approach, needs assessment in FSD and food safety.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Week 2 will cover food composition, menu design and assessment.

1, 2, 3, 5, 8.

Week 3 will include an overview of FSD in hospital settings, data management and analysis and quality activities.

1, 3, 4, 5, 7.

Week 4 will include an overview of FSD management systems, budgets, equipment and risk management.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9.

Week 5 will include a series of activities related to food safety and food regulations.

1, 3, 5, 9.

Week 6 will include self-directed learning activities and an online menu review lecture.

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9.

Week 7 will cover consultancy in non-health institutions (e.g. government, child care, commercial settings)

1, 2, 4, 6.

Week 8 will cover core concepts related to FSD in an aged care setting.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9.

Week 9 will cover core concepts related to FSD provision in a sports nutrition setting or for travelling teams or organisations.

1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9.

Week 10 will explore cultural considerations for FSD delivery and menu planning and key communication forms.

1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9.

Week 11 will explore quality assurance processes and cost controls, including procurement and job opportunities in FSD.

2, 3, 4, 6, 9.

Week 12 will include the revision and application of core concepts in FSD.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Approved on: Jul 14, 2017. Edition: 2.1