Courses & Units

Community and Public Health Nutrition CXA185

This unit contains work integrated learning consisting of up to 8 hours of field trips. These field trips appear within the unit schedule. Students are expected to travel independently to the field trip location. To be eligible to undertake the field trips, all students must meet the following College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance requirements: Safety in Practice checklist, National Police Clearance, working with Vulnerable People check, and Food Safety Certificate. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be permitted to attend the field trip and therefore will not be able to complete the associated assessment task.


This is a practical unit providing students with an overview of public health nutrition principles and practices. Students will develop an understanding of public health nutrition priorities such as obesity prevention; economic, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities; international nutrition; food systems and food safety legislation referring to legal and regulatory considerations as appropriate. This unit includes a practical component dealing with food handling, food hygiene and cooking principles within a community setting. You will also have the opportunity to work a community nutrition project within a small group in this unit.


Unit name Community and Public Health Nutrition
Unit code CXA185
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Sandra Murray
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills in community and public health nutrition advocacy by researching an emerging issue and communicate to influence decision-makers.
  • Analyse a community and public health nutrition issue and design potential solutions to improve the health outcomes of a diverse community.
  • Critically reflect on your knowledge, beliefs and values, whilst undertaking professional experience in a community setting.
  • Communicate using appropriate, discipline specific terminology, in both written and verbal styles to difference audiences.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Clinical Practice: 4 hours - 2 weeks

Tutorial: 2 hours - 10 weeks

Individual Study: 7 hours - 13 weeks

AssessmentPresentation (20%)|Report (20%)|Advocacy Discussion Paper. (30%)|Reflective Journal (30%)
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