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HSN741 - Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum

Unit details

Year2017 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 or H714 Master of Human Nutrition

Unit chair:

Sharleen O'Reilly

Prerequisite:

Minimum of 6 credit points including HSN701 and HSN702

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

100 hours work-based practicum. In addition, 8 x 1-hour online modules will need to be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester.

Note:

Students wishing to enrol in this unit need to contact the unit chair on email hsn741@deakin.edu.au for approval of their proposed practicum, ideally by the end of the teaching period in Trimester 1  or earlier.

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

Content

The unit aims to give students who are well into their studies 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 initially 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 a professional team; and communicating effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts, including in a 1-minute video presentation aimed at prospective employers.

Assessment

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) 30%

Assessment task 5: Portfolio compilation 15%

Unit Fee Information

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