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NTDT5305: Food Service Management

2024 unit information

The unit teaches students the principles of Food Service Management and continues the students’ development of food knowledge within the context of providing food services for vulnerable population groups, such as within hospitals and aged care facilities. Themes covered include food service systems, management in food service, food safety handling and hygiene, accreditation and standards, recipe development and modification, menu design and menu assessment, and food service-related guidelines in community settings. The unit complements material and supports learning within Medical Nutrition Therapy through integrated learning activities and practical skills development with respect to food preparation skills and therapeutic diets. Student learning is facilitated by interactive lectures, applied-learning activities, workshops and intensive practical cooking lessons in a commercial kitchen setting.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Medicine and Health

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
NTDT5601 and NTDT5503 and NTDT5604 and (NTDT5602 or FMHU5001)
NTDT5608 and NTDT5307
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of food service systems and the interconnected relationships of food service systems including the context of its applications
  • LO2. Design and evaluate menus using stipulated nutrition standards or menu guidelines relevant to the clinical/community settings considering various cultural, therapeutic, and texture-modified diet requirements
  • LO3. Demonstrate advanced skills in recipe development including standardisation in line with menu planning standards or guidelines with an appreciation of cultural awareness and constraints of food service systems
  • LO4. Apply the quality improvement framework to translate stipulated nutrition standards and guidelines into menu plans to promote health and wellbeing of clients in diverse settings.
  • LO5. Assess performance of food services systems using relevant tools and benchmarks reflecting on their influence on food supply and nutrition care of individuals and groups.
  • LO6. Apply food safety principles in food services to manage various risks such as food borne illness and food allergens.
  • LO7. Develop a clear understanding of clinical and corporate governance systems and their influence on food service systems and the food services-clinical interface.
  • LO8. Apply effective communication skills to promote advocacy, collaboration, and knowledge dissemination in food services.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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