4 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
1 Admission into BHN-Bachelor of Human Nutrition
1a Admission into BEDSEC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assumed knowledge
This topic requires students to have completed Year 2 in the Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics.
Assignments; Project; Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic gives students the opportunity to undertake an industry generated, in depth study in an area of personal interest related to research, evaluation, quality management or development of an innovative resource or intervention and relevant to the field of nutrition and dietetics. Students will also identify and implement tasks related to their own professional development. Students will work collaboratively with their host site and peers but independently over the 5 week full time study period with minimal supervision. They will be required to disseminate their results to the professional community.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to:

  1. Foster personal and professional development, including the attainment of fundamental skills necessary for independent learning and reflective practice required of nutrition-related health professionals

  2. Enable students to apply theories relevant to nutrition practice, to real situations.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply relevant theory, knowledge and skills to design, implement and critically evaluate an independent study for professional development”

  2. Formulate explicit learning intentions, learning strategies and outcomes

  3. Develop autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility by working independently with minimal guidance and connect across boundaries

  4. Make use of collaborative working skills with practitioners, academic advisor, stakeholders and peers and demonstrate ethical behaviour

  5. Apply skills in effectively communicating with individuals, groups, organisations and communities including dissemination of findings and results

  6. Model productive and critical self and peer reflection regarding own learning and practice.