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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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- synthesise, review and critically analyse the food, health and nutritional status of groups across Australia and the world
- apply learning and educational theories to design individal and group nutrition education sessions, including development of appropriate supporting materials
- Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills for a range of audiences.
- Education and learning theory
- Lesson planning
- Working with groups
- Working with individuals
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Study guide
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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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.
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. Students will understand the principles of and develop skills in communicating with individuals and groups. 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 information using a range of mediums.
- 1500 word written assessment (35%)
- Develop educational resources (30%)
- Equiv. 1300 words per student (35%)