3 x 90-minute tutorials per semester
1 x 5-week field placement per semester
Admission into MND-Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Assignment(s); Project; Tutorial participation.
Topic description

This topic gives students the opportunity to undertake an elective field placement or 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 with minimal supervision. A description of the proposed study, with the recommendations of the supervising staff member, should be submitted to the course coordinator for approval. A range of activities is permissible by negotiation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Foster personal and professional development, including the attainment of fundamental skills necessary for independent learning and reflective practice required of nutrition-related health professionals
  • Enable students to apply theory learnt in other topics to real situations
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply theory learnt in previous topics to practice and the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and critically evaluate an independent study for personal professional development
  2. Analyse critically, reflect on and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
  3. Formulate explicit learning intentions, learning strategies and outcomes
  4. Develop autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility by working independently with minimal guidance and connect across boundaries
  5. Make use of collaborative working skills with practitioners, academic advisor, stakeholders and peers and demonstrate ethical behaviour
  6. Apply skills in effectively communicating with individuals, groups, organisations and communities including dissemination of findings and results
  7. Model productive and critical self and peer reflection regarding own learning and practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.