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HSN741 - Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum

Unit details

Year2016 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. In addition, 8 x 1-hour online modules will need to be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester.


Students wishing to enrol in this unit need to contact the unit chair Dr Stella O'Connell 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.


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 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

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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