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Dietetics Professional Studies - NTDT5604

Year - 2020

This course is designed to facilitate students to develop professional communication and organisation/management skills that will enable them to work effectively as dietitians. Dietitians work in varied environments - within private and government organisations, industry and in private practice; within teams and as sole practioners. 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, 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.

Lecture/workshops and tutorials average 5 hours per week

Business assignment (30%), Small Group Education assignment (25%) and Communication assignment (45%)

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 in Dietetics. California USA: Thompson Wadsworth. 2006.


NTDT5601 and NTDT5602 and NTDT5503


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Fiona O'Leary
HECS Band: 2
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