This unit will introduce students to the principles and practice of designing, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs in the community. The program planning process will be applied to a range of health issues, whilst considering the cultural and social determinants impacting on food choice. Large and small scale nutrition interventions, designed to promote community public health will be investigated.

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HHN3601 - Nutrition Communication & Education

HHN3601 does not apply to students from the Major HMAIND Indigenous Health.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Contextualise and articulate the determinants of health, food and nutrition in a diverse population or community, and integrate available evidence related to nutritional status.  
  2. Design and deliver an appropriate nutrition education programme for a specific target population, drawing on published policies and strategies.  
  3. Evaluate and reflect on the implemented programme using evidence based public health nutrition approaches.  
  4. Apply professional, technical, cultural and interpersonal knowledge and skills for successful collaboration with peers on the production of a key nutrition message for contemporary and diverse audiences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Program Plan (1500 words) 30%
Presentation Team presentation (30 minutes) 35%
Assignment Program Evaluation (1500 words) 35%

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