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NUTR71-102: Nutrition Communication and Behaviour


This subject will develop student competencies relating to nutrition communication, dietary guidance and counselling for individuals and populations to exceed entry-level competency expectations of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). This is underpinned by exploration of the socio-cultural, environmental and political determinants of nutrition and health behaviour, including critical examination of the utility and limitations of behaviour change theory in nutrition and dietetic practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $3,544
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703

Learning outcomes

1. Translate technical nutrition information into practical advice on food, nutrition and eating
2. Apply principles and constructs of learning theory and education theory as it applies to nutrition and dietetic practice.
3. Communicate with individuals, groups, organisations and communities from various cultural socio-economic, organisational and professional backgrounds to enable them to take actions to improve nutrition and health outcomes applying the principles of learning theory
4. Plan, develop and deliver education sessions for small groups and reflect on practice.
5. Identify and develop nutrition education resource material for individuals and groups.
6. Demonstrate or employ effective communication and counselling strategies as they apply to nutrition and dietetic practice.
7. Apply knowledge of client behaviour theories and marketing strategies that influence individual and population - based behaviour change relating to nutrition.
8. Employ effective communication and counselling strategies as they apply to nutrition and dietetic practice, in clinical and public health practice contexts.
9. Produce effective written communications to suit a range of settings.
10. Describe how media works, and how it can be used to effectively promote nutrition.


Admission into CC-63039 - Graduate Certificate of Nutrition OR CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
Co-requisite: NUTR71-101 - Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017