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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.
This paper provides the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a practical setting with consultations with clients.
|Paper title||Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,673.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,967.53|
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper consists of problem based learning cases and practical consults in the Human Nutrition clinic.
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 2-hour classes per week plus placements in the Human Nutition clinic.
Please note that a University branded polo shirt is a required course related cost for this paper.
Textbooks 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 and disease management across the lifecycle spectrum including individual behaviour change approaches
- Apply nutrition science to states of health and disease using the nutrition care process model
- Apply theoretical health behaviour change models to aid behaviour change of clients during consultations.
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques to clinical practice
- Discuss the development and application of specific nutritional guidelines to patients and communities
- Explore the relevant scientific literature and other information sources to create up to date nutrition messages for clients.
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to a variety of audiences