Students will apply public health nutrition knowledge, problem-solving, analytical, communication, and research skills creatively and collaboratively with peers and community partners to real-life or real-world public health projects.
About this paper
|Practice in Public Health Nutrition
Semester 1 (On campus)
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- HUNT 343
- Students who have not passed HUNT 343 may be admitted with approval from the Postgraduate Coordinator or the Head of Department
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Students complete a practice-based project working with a community of public health organisations.
By working on "real-world projects" students will develop skills in written and oral communication, teamwork, research, and problem-solving.
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is delivered in-person with campus-based students and distance students attend classes via video conferencing.
There are two 2-hour classes scheduled per week. These include a combination of workshops facilitated by staff and self-directed class where students work in groups on the projects and meet with teaching staff and community organisations.
There are no set textbooks for this paper. Readings from research papers and book chapters will be available via eReserve or the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Translate scientific evidence, nutritional guidelines and concepts into messages that can be understood by non-science groups to promote health
- Collaborate and communicate effectively and professionally with other students, teaching staff and community partners
- Use research approaches (quantitative and qualitative) and analytical skills to make evidence-based decisions
- Integrate knowledge of evaluation, needs assessment, and intervention planning to contribute to community and population health
- Use reflective practice and critical thinking to evaluate and improve practice
- Use visual, oral and written methods to effectively communicate with the public