Builds skills and understanding within the field of behavioural and applied nutrition. Topics include: application of behaviour change theory to eating behaviour, development and application of food models, the policy and process for food regulation.
|Paper title||Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,590.98|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,357.07|
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Caroline Horwath
- Paper Structure
- The paper consists of three modules:
- Theories of health behaviour change and their application to eating behaviour
- Effective methods for nutrition communication
- The policy and process of food regulation at a population level
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 2-hour classes per week
- Text books are not required for this paper.
Students will be provided with readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of HUNT 453 you should be able to:
- Discuss approaches to nutrition promotion across the spectrum from individual behaviour change to specific population group and policy levels
- Identify and understand key constructs associated with some of the most widely used models of health behaviour change (e.g. social cognitive theory, stages of change or transtheoretical model, relapse prevention)
- Discuss the strengths and limitations of various models of health behaviour change
- Apply theoretical health behaviour change models to understanding a specific eating behaviour of your own and changing a selected aspect of your own eating behaviour
- Develop an evidence-based submission regarding food regulations/nutrition policy on a topical nutrition issue and debate the pros and cons of specific policies/regulations
- Discuss the development, delivery or potential uses of specific nutritional messages
- Explore the relevant scientific literature and other information sources prior to the creation of a nutrition message aimed at a specific group. Investigate delivery methods - be able to explain your choice and why it is likely to be most effctive for your chosen group
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to an audience