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HSN727 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Unit only available to students enrolled in H517 and H616 and H714 enrolled students who have completed 6 HSN-coded postgraduate human nutrition units-see course structure for units available.

Unit chair:

Julie Woods


or pre-requisite: 6 HSN-coded postgraduate human nutrition units

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


In this unit students will learn core public health nutrition competencies including: intelligence gathering; project planning, implementation and evaluation; communication; and advocacy techniques. The Unit is designed for those students seeking a career in public health nutrition or current public health nutritionists seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in public health nutrition. The taught competencies are informed by the latest research and consistent with professional organisation recommendations for building the public health nutrition workforce. These are major opportunities to undertake self-reflection activities within the unit and to build a professional portfolio to support current and/or future career paths in public health nutrition.


Assessment task 1: Project management report (4000 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Communication and advocacy plan (2400 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Self-reflection report (1600 words) 20%

Prescribed texts

Hughes R and Margetts B. 2011. Practical Public health nutrition. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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