Community & Public Health Nutrition

    Unit code: HHN3502 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    HHN3601 - Nutrition Communication & Education
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This capstone unit will build on experience and learning in HHN3601: Nutrition Communication and Education, considering the principles and practice of designing, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs/interventions in the community. Underpinning theory and frameworks for health program intervention planning and evaluation will be explored and applied to the practical experience in the delivery of nutrition and cooking education. Students will work in teams to plan, deliver and evaluate community food and nutrition education interventions.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Contextualise and articulate the determinants of health, and food and nutrition literacy in a diverse population or community, and integrate available evidence related to nutritional status;
    2. Design and deliver appropriate nutrition education intervention for specific target populations, drawing on published policies and strategies;
    3. Evaluate and reflect on the implemented intervention using evidence based public health nutrition approaches; and
    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 30%
    Develop a Food and Nutrition intervention Plan (800 words)
    Assessment type: Practicum
    Grade: 35%
    Food and nutrition intervention (5.5 hours x 4 sessions; Hurdle)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 35%
    Intervention Evaluation (1000 words equivalent)

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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