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Unit details

HSN741 - Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Unit only available to students enrolled in H616 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition and H714 Master of Human Nutrition

Unit chair:

Stella O'Connell


Minimum of 6 credit points including HSN701 and HSN702

Contact hours:

100 hours work-based practicum and 8 x 1-hour online modules


Students wishing to enrol in this unit need to contact the unit chair Dr Stella O'Connell for approval of their proposed practicum.

^ Students enrol as Cloud (online) students; however students are required to attend practicum placement locations.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit aims to give students the opportunity to develop professional skills, applied in a work setting, which are relevant to an area of the human nutrition workforce. Students will undertake a 100-hour work based practicum which may be undertaken in a full-time block of 2-3 weeks or on a more staggered basis such as 1 day per week for 12-15 weeks. Students will complete 8 x 1-hour cloud (online) learning modules that will assist them in preparing for the work-based project as well as providing the practical skills and knowledge required for the placement. Topics covered in this unit include professional growth and self-reflection; professional self-management; developing, planning and managing a project; working effectively as part of professional team; and communicating effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts.


Assessment task 1: Self assessment document 5%

Assessment task 2: Project plan (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Oral presentation (10-12 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 4: Project report (1500-2000 words) 35%

Assessment task 5: Portfolio compilation (hurdle requirement) 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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