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NUTR71-107: Public Health Nutrition Practice


This subject focuses on developing graduate competencies relevant to practice in 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/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. This subject includes nutritional assessment skills development, consideration of food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance, health economics, food law, food security and systems analysis and development that support improved population health and well-being.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,010

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and evolution of public health nutrition as a field of public health practice
2. Define the essential attributes of public health nutrition practice as conceptualized nationally and internationally
3. Describe and critically analyse current public health nutrition practice contexts, priorities, strategies and initiatives at a national and international level
4. Demonstrate capacity building strategy awareness and describe the role of capacity building as a core strategy in public health nutrition intervention development and implementation
5. Identify and analyse public health nutrition problems as a prelude to intervention prioritisation and design
6. Demonstrate an awareness of, and knowledge of the determinants of the major public health nutrition issues/priorities and at risk population groups, and how this knowledge is applied to intervention management
7. Apply skill and knowledge in public health nutrition intervention management (planning, implementation and evaluation)
8. Make recommendations on food and nutrition policy
9. Apply knowledge of the various public health nutrition strategy options and applications.
10. Demonstrate analytical skills relevant to public health nutrition practice.

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 opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019
Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020