Course Coordinator:Sarah Burkhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Health - Nutrition and Dietetics
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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This course will introduce you to methods for dietary assessment of healthy individuals and populations. You will develop your ability to build therapeutic relationships and follow a dietary interview process, as well as skills and knowledge related to individual behaviour change, adult learning theories and communication techniques. You will integrate theories into practice to develop your nutrition education skills for application in individual or small group settings.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On-campus workshop||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Learning materials – A combination of pre-recorded videos, readings and associated activities.||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Seminar – Seminar||1hr||Week 1||Once Only|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Evaluate and apply methods for dietary assessment of individuals and populations||Creative and critical thinker|
|2||Apply principles of behaviour modification theory and adult learning theories when providing nutrition education to clients and groups||Engaged|
|3||Communicate professionally and in a culturally safe manner, encompassing the needs, preferences and perspectives of others||Engaged|
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NUT306 and enrolled in Program SC354
It is assumed students will have sound knowledge of food and nutrition science.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Feedback will be provided in workshops for both tasks.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Submission|
|All||2||Oral||Individual and Group||50%||
|Week 7||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Dietary assessment protocol|
You will demonstrate your ability to correctly identify appropriate measures and analysis for assessing dietary intake, and be able to clearly justify your methods using evidence.
Using a scenario chosen from a pre-defined list, you will produce a protocol (a detailed list of instructions) that can be used to assess the dietary intake of a group. Your protocol will include accurate instructions for dietary assessment within the chosen population. You will include information on the data collection method (including appropriate tool(s)), considerations for the chosen scenario, how to undertake data analysis and how data would be presented. You will also provide a rationale for the methods chosen.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Workshop|
Communicating science is a key skill for nutritionists and this workshop task will enable you to develop and demonstrate this. In this task you will pull together your research skills, knowledge of adult education theories, and principles of education in order to disseminate information to a small group of adults.
In a group you will develop a nutrition-related workshop as part of a Workplace Health initiative. The workshop will be for a small group of adults and 25 minutes in duration. In preparation for the workshop, your group will submit a one-page document that outlines your learning objectives and plan for the workshop. You will be provided with formative (ungraded feedback) on this.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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