HSN714 - Systems Thinking in Public Health Nutrition


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

H511, H517, H616, H714, H757, H759 students: enrol in online mode only.
H748 students: enrol via Campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Other Postgraduate students who wish to enrol in this unit:

If you are enrolled in an on campus course, you can enrol in the on campus unit offering and you will need to request a manual enrolment from a Student Adviser in Student Central.

If you are enrolled in an online course, you need to enrol into the online unit offering.


Previously coded HSN727 (2 credit points)


HSN705 and HSN708

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x 2 hour seminars per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - online

5 x 2 hour online seminars per trimester


In this unit students will build on skills and competencies gained via the two prerequisite units. This unit introduces students to the concept of systems thinking in order to understand and intervene around major nutrition related problems. 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.

This unit focuses on application of systems thinking in public health nutrition and covers the fundamentals of systems thinking theory. It offers an opportunity to apply key methods and approaches in systems thinking to public health nutrition policy and programs. It prepares students to use a systems thinking lens to describe, understand, and anticipate complex behaviour and environments relevant to public health nutrition problems as well as design interventions in keeping with systems thinking.

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