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HSN742 - Food Service Management

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Medicine Semester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics

Unit chair:

Judith Appleton


All of HSN740, HSN744 and HSN754



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Week 1: Full-time at Burwood (Melbourne); weeks 2 to 5: full time on placement; week 6: 4 hours at Burwood (Melbourne).

Narrated power points delivered electronically (3 hours) and eSimulation (1 hour). Seminars, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.


The unit provides students with an overview of the dietetics practitioner in food service management, preparing students for their food service placement. Skill development includes principles of food service management, covering menu planning and production, recipe standardisation, evaluation of new menu items for client(s) in health care facilities, management of information systems, quality management in food service, food service systems, food safety, human resource and financial management, Australian health care system, contracting of food services, the development of food and nutrition policies and guidelines and their application to food service.


Assessment task 1: Group food service project report (individual contribution 1500 words per student) 35% plus Oral presentation 5% - total 40%

Assessment task 2: Menu assessment (2500 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Test (1.5 hours) 35%

Assessment task 4: Hurdle requirement - Professional placement assessment of competency (ungraded pass/fail)

Failure of the practicum component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, students may be required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the unit. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check (when required) prior to the commencement of the unit will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students are required to undertake compulsory immunisations to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012

Prescribed texts

Duncan, P., & Jensen, J. 2011, Professional Foodservice, 2nd ed, Pearson, New Zealand.

Unit Fee Information

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