18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit is predominantly a fieldwork experience that will challenge students to integrate their academic training and to synthesise knowledge into a practical public health nutrition project based in a community setting. The unit requires students to manage a project that addresses a public health nutrition issue. Students will participate in program planning within a work environment and provide tangible benefit to their participating organisation. Students will be responsible for designing a project, collection and analysis of data and synthesis of findings into a report. Principles of information evaluation, workload management, communication, teamwork and responsibility for project management will also be developed.
The key theme explored in this unit is Theme 2: Determinants and Influences on Population Health and Nutrition coupled with partial integration of content and application from Theme 1: Personal Development and Professional Practice and Theme 4: Food from Science to Systems.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Apply the social, environmental, economic and political determinants of nutrition status to a priority public health nutrition area.
- Plan, implement and evaluate systems based, population health approaches and solutions to priority nutrition issues.
- Apply the research process using appropriate methods of collection and analysis for both qualitative and quantitative data.
- Contribute to an evidence-based, population approach to improve population nutrition health in a community setting.
- Advocate for policy change to benefit health and nutrition outcomes for populations.
- Employ critical and scientific writing and communication skills to document and report findings to professional and scientific audiences.
- Practice professional leadership to promote the role of nutrition.
- Establish effective working partnerships, networks, collaborations with a range of team members and stakeholders.
- Adopt a questioning and critical approach in all aspects of practice and evaluate practice on an on-going basis.
- Achieve entry level competencies to support community and public health nutrition practice.
30 hours per week for 7 weeks plus an additional 2 days site/project orientation.
- Project report (Group) (50% which includes 10% weighing from Individual Peer Assessment and formative peer assessment) (Hurdle)
- Poster presentation (Individual) (20%)
- Objective structured oral exam (30%) (Hurdle)
- Practical competency (300 hours work-based learning) must complete to pass standard to pass the unit
- Professional Behaviour Appraisal based on 300 hours placement (Ungraded) (Hurdle)
30 hours practicum per week for 9 weeks.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
NUT4082 and must be enrolled in courses 3404, 4530 or 3956.