Nutrition Education for Adults
Prepare for a career rich in sharing nutrition information. Learn how people’s lifestyles and the food they eat impacts on the quality and length of life. Then, transform your learnings into sessions with materials, customised to your varied audiences.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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- Apply learning and educational principles and nutrition science translation and communication approaches to design and deliver group nutrition education sessions.
- Apply learning and educational principles and nutrition science translation and communication approaches to design and use nutrition education resources and materials.
- Analyse and interpret the health, food, nutrition and socio-cultural factors affecting nutrition outcomes for priority groups to determine nutrition needs in Australian contexts.
- Develop a nutrition education intervention to influence the food and nutrition for a target audience through application of a systematic program planning approach.
- Participate in reflective practice as part of developing personal practice, recognising limitations of practice, responding to feedback and becoming an emerging professional.
- • Education and learning theory.
- • Lesson planning.
- • Communication.
- • Community and public health nutrition.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed DTN4ECN (Education and Communication Skills For Nutrition), or DTN3NTE (Nutrition Education), or DTN403 (Nutrition Education For Adults) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
- Other requirements - This subject is available through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the course is restricted for enrolment. Single subject enrolments for restricted subjects are not available at OUA, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/apply/pathways/single-subject-entry for further information. Students who successfully complete two from the four open enrolment subjects (HBS101, DTN101, CHM101, PHE102) may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition to be eligible to enrol in all other non-open access subjects offered in the degree.
Please note: this subject was previously known as DTN403 Nutrition Education for Adults.
This subject focuses on how to interpret the nutrition priorities of target audiences, understanding their educational needs and use learning and education principles and science translation approaches to translate nutrition science for everyday audiences. Using the Program Management Cycle, you will systematically approach nutrition education and develop a suite of nutrition education resources for specific community groups. This is a practical skills subject that supports your development and delivery of nutrition information for the benefit of community members.
- Nutrition Needs Assessment (800 words) (30%)
- Part A: Nutrition Program Plan (1000 words) (30%) Part B: written reflection (700 words) (10%) (40%)
- Simulated delivery of Nutrition Education (15 min) (30%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).