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NUTR71-107: Public Health Nutrition Practice

Description

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

TypePostgraduate
CodeNUTR71-107
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,870

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.

Prerequisites

Admission into CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
Pre-requisite: NUTR71-100 Nutrition and Food Science, NUTR71-101 Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis, NUTR71-102 Nutrition Communication and Behaviour AND NUTR71-103 Nutrition Issues and Priorities

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018