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HSN741 - Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum

Unit details

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 or H714 Master of Human Nutrition

Unit chair:

Stella O'Connell


Minimum of 6 credit points including HSN701 and HSN702



Incompatible with:


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.


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) 30%

Assessment task 5: Portfolio compilation 15%

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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