Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply learning and educational theories to design individual and group nutrition education sessions, including development of appropriate supporting materials.
  2. demonstrate effective individual and group multimodal communication skills for a range of audiences.
  3. review and analyse the food, health and nutritional status of groups across Australia and the world.
  • Topics

    • Education and learning theory
    • Lesson planning
    • Communication
    • Community and public health nutrition
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Study guide
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

LTU-DTN302-Society, Food Habits and Consumption

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Please note: this subject was previously known as DTN403 Nutrition Education for Adults.

In this subject students will begin to understand and be able to apply learning and educational theories within the context of food and nutrition education. Students 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. Finally students 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.

  • 1800 word written assessment (50%)
  • Individual assessment task 1000 words (20%)
  • Group task - 1000 words per student (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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