Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

HUND472 Public Health Dietetics

The study of theory, application and evaluation of nutrition and the social environment, community demographics and needs, preventative nutrition and community health promotion, nutrition policy, food legislation and quality.

This paper prepares Master of Dietetic students for an exciting career in public health nutrition.

  • Why do people eat what they do?
  • How are personal, environmental and societal factors influencing food choice?
  • How do we design multi-level health promotion programmes (including policies) to enable people to eat healthily?
  • How do we evaluate these programmes and learn from our successes and attempts to overcome challenging situations?
Public health dietetics knowledge and skills will be gained through prioritised readings, self-directed study, interactive lectures, practice seminars, tutorials, assessed skills laboratories, community experiences, reflective learning and professional supervision. Students will consolidate this learning during a real-world block placement in year two of their Master of Dietetics course (HUND 477).

Paper title Public Health Dietetics
Paper code HUND472
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,795.53
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

^ Top of page

Limited to
MDiet
Eligibility
Prior to applying for entry into the Master of Dietetics Programme, students should have completed a BCApSc, BAppSc or a BSc in Human Nutrition.
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Louise Mainvil
Paper Structure
Module topics covered:
  • Introduction to public health dietetics
  • Public health nutrition programmes
  • New Zealand food and nutrition policies and legislation
  • Critical reflection on public health dietetics learning
Teaching Arrangements
Teaching for this paper is delivered in a four-week block course in the second semester.
Attendance at all lectures, seminars, tutorials, skills laboratories and placements is compulsory.
Textbooks
All reading material will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Applies health promotion and nutrition science principles to promote and manage population health
  • Assesses, plans, monitors and evaluates public health nutrition programmes
  • Assesses and applies New Zealand food and nutrition policies and legislation
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet all entry-level competencies set by the New Zealand Dietitians Board
The full Statement of Registration Competencies can be found on the New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The study of theory, application and evaluation of nutrition and the social environment, community demographics and needs, preventative nutrition and community health promotion, nutrition policy, food legislation and quality.

This paper prepares Master of Dietetic students for an exciting career in public health nutrition.

  • Why do people eat what they do?
  • How are personal, environmental and societal factors influencing food choice?
  • How do we design multi-level health promotion programmes (including policies) to enable people to eat healthily?
  • How do we evaluate these programmes and learn from our successes and attempts to overcome challenging situations?
Public health dietetics knowledge and skills will be gained through prioritised readings, self-directed study, interactive lectures, practice seminars, tutorials, assessed skills laboratories, community experiences, reflective learning and professional supervision. Students will consolidate this learning during a real-world block placement in year two of their Master of Dietetics course (HUND 477).

Paper title Public Health Dietetics
Paper code HUND472
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
MDiet
Eligibility
Prior to applying for entry into the Master of Dietetics Programme, students should have completed a BCApSc, BAppSc or a BSc in Human Nutrition.
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Louise Mainvil
Paper Structure
Module topics covered:
  • Introduction to public health dietetics
  • Public health nutrition programmes
  • New Zealand food and nutrition policies and legislation
  • Critical reflection on public health dietetics learning
Teaching Arrangements
Teaching for this paper is delivered in a four-week block course in the second semester.
Attendance at all lectures, seminars, tutorials, skills laboratories and placements is compulsory.
Textbooks
All reading material will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Applies health promotion and nutrition science principles to promote and manage population health
  • Assesses, plans, monitors and evaluates public health nutrition programmes
  • Assesses and applies New Zealand food and nutrition policies and legislation
  • Develops the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet all entry-level competencies set by the New Zealand Dietitians Board
The full Statement of Registration Competencies can be found on the New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard