Dietetics Professional Studies (NTDT5604)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course is designed to facilitate students to develop professional communication and organization/management skills that will enable them to work effectively as dietitians. Dietitians work in varied environments - within private and government organizations, industry and in private practice; solely and within teams . Interpersonal, individual and group communication, as well as professional, management, organizational and general business skills are required in all of these areas. This unit of study introduces communication, management and organizational group dynamics and behavioural theory to dietetics students. Students will have the opportunity to apply these through practical examples in class and by the completion of assessment tasks. Of the 4 components of the Unit of Study, namely Business, Small Group Education, Interpersonal Communication and Media Skills, only the first three are assessed. Teachers in this Unit of Study comprise university staff and dietitians working in the hospital and private sector settings.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

3 lectures and 3 practicals per week

Assessment

Assignments (100%): Business assignment (40%), Small Group Education assignment (30%) and Communication assignment (30%)

Textbooks

Bauer K and Sokolik C. Basic Nutrition Counselling Skills. Wadsworth, 2002. ISBN: 0720916645 Holli, Calabrese and Sullivan Maillet. Nutrition Counseling and Education Skills for Dietetics Professionals. 2012 6th Edition Hudson, N.R. Management Practice i

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

NTDT5601, NTDT5602 and NTDT5503

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