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HSN745 - Community Nutrition

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Semester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Leanna Helquist


HSN740 and HSN744



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 weeks part-time at Burwood (Melbourne) pre-placement, 7 weeks full-time community placement.

Seminars, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.


There is an enrolment quota for this unit. Students wishing to enrol in this unit need to contact the unit chair and/or placement coordinator.


This unit prepares students for placement in the community by developing skills in preparation of project proposals, budget submissions, project management and evaluation, report writing and addressing the needs of specific groups including various migrant populations, people living with a disability and people with mental illness. Students then apply these skills to complete a community fieldwork project as a group project.


Assessment task 1: Community grant application (1000 words) 10%

Assessment task 2: Placement project report (2000 words per student) 45%

Assessment task 3: Presentation on placement project 5%

Assessment task 4: Evaluation of a group education session (1000 words) 10%

Assessment task 5: Cultural competency assessment (1000 words) 10%

Assessment task 6: Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks 20%

Professional placement assessment of competency (ungraded pass/fail) - hurdle requirement

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

Unit Fee Information

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