|Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Tara Diversi, Mrs Merryl Ireland|
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. Communication and Education Skills for Dietetic Profession. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2009. 5th ed. ISBN: 0781737400
Hudson, N.R. Management Practice in Dietetics. California USA: Thompson Wadsworth. 2006.
|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; within teams and solely. Interpersonal, individual and group communication as well as professional, management, organization and general business skills are required in all of these areas. This unit of study introduces communication, management and organization and behavioural theory to dietetics students. Students will have the opportunity to apply these through practical examples in class and by 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 setting.|