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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- 28 Nov 2022
- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Apply learning and educational theories to design individual and group nutrition education sessions, including development of appropriate supporting materials;
- Demonstrate effective individual and group multimodal communication skills for a range of audiences;
- Review and analyse the food, health and nutritional status of groups across Australia and the world.
- Education and learning theory
- Lesson planning
- Community and public health nutrition
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- LTU-DTN403-Nutrition Education for Adults (No longer available)
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.
In this subject you will begin to understand and be able to apply learning and educational theories within the context of food and nutrition education. You will apply skills in interpreting population, demographic and other food and nutrition data to describe a community and their food, health and nutritional status and develop a range of high level communication skills through developing a health promotion program to meet the needs of a community. You will gain practical skills in planning food and nutrition education with particular emphasis on translating scientific literature into end-point user-friendly, culturally appropriate written information by demonstrating excellent communication skills across a variety of mediums.
- One individual written assessment task (1750-word equivalent) (70%)
- Oral presentation (500 words equivalent) (10%)
- One group written task (1500-word equivalent per student) (20%)